Triple digits Thursday? Excessive heat expected this week 

Crossposted from KC Emergency News 

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for western Washington through 9 p.m. on Friday, August 4. 

Unusually hot weather will affect the region for the next few days, with record highs possible on Wednesday and Thursday. Many areas in King County could see temperatures of 100 degrees or more on Thursday. Waterfront and higher-elevation areas will only be slightly cooler, with temperatures there in the mid to upper 90s. 

Temperatures this high can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old, and people with certain medical conditions. Check up on relatives and neighbors during the heat wave. Heart problems, stroke, and kidney failure are the most common health problems on hot days. 

For information about how to keep our workplaces cool during the hot weather, click here.

Read more at KC Emergency News