Puget Sound still on track to possibly hit 70 degrees next week


A warming trend that’s developed over the last few days is expected to continue over the weekend, and some spots could even hit 70 degrees next week.

It probably won’t be 70 degrees everywhere, but some places could see temperatures that high, according to KING 5 Meteorologist Ben Dery.

Dery says we could hit it on Monday, but Tuesday offers an even better chance.

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We also have a shot at breaking a warm weather record both Monday and Tuesday at Sea-Tac Airport. The record highs for March 18 and 19 are 66 degrees (tied in 1956 and 1988) and 63 degrees (set in 1951), respectively.

Western Washington has already been experiencing a break from last month’s frigid temperatures. A high of 54 degrees was recorded at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday, which is 1 degree warmer than normal this time of year. That balmy 54 also broke a 40-day streak of below normal high temperatures.

We’re expected to hit at least 60 degrees this weekend, which would be the warmest temperature Seattle has seen in at least two months. Our highest temperature so far this year was 61 degrees on January 11, which broke a warm weather record.

The last time we got to at least 65 degrees was back in October.