With temperatures forecast to climb into the 80s in the area this week, the National Weather Service urges those sensitive to heat to take precautions.
“Heat stress and related impacts will be possible,” a media advisory from the weather service states. “Homeless, the elderly, children and those already with health issues are most at risk.”
Temperatures are forecast to reach into the 80s today in the foothills with highs in the mid-80s Wednesday in Stanwood. It should be slightly cooler on Camano Island.
Those temperatures can increase health risks for children and pets left outdoors or in vehicles, according to the weather service.
While temperatures will cool later in the week, the long-term forecast shows warmer and drier than normal conditions are likely to continue in Western Washington throughout June, according to the weather service.
“This (heat) could result in exacerbating drought-related issues across Western Washington,” the weather service states.
The next few days will be warm across W WA. Highs today will be in the upper 70s-lower 80s. Wednesday will be the warmest day with temps climbing in the upper 80s to lower 90s in some spots across the interior. Stay cool & make sure to stay hydrated! #WAwx pic.twitter.com/5GAJkHiPdL— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) June 11, 2019