Friday, September 19 4:10 PM
The last weekend of summer is looking hot and dry- and just may be the last really hot weather we'll see this year!
A ridge of high pressure re-develops over the Pacific Northwest over the weekend. Metro area residents will enjoy a mild, clear evening with overnight lows dropping to near 60 degrees. Daytime highs will rise to near 70 degrees on the ocean beaches this afternoon. .
Hot weather and east winds return tomorrow and Sunday. Daytime highs around the city and suburbs will soar back in the mid 80s. Some urban suburbs will likely hit 90 degrees on Sunday. Also- air quality may deteriorate briefly tomorrow. Smoke from the 36 Pit fire will drift back over the city at times. It looks as though the sunny weather will stick around through at least next Tuesday. A rainy first week of fall is likely- as a system approaches the area by Wednesday.