SEATTLE (AP) -- Summer may be in its final weeks, but forecasters say it will make itself felt with above-normal temperatures this week in Washington.
The National Weather Service expects the highest temperatures -- 15 to 20 degrees above average -- on Wednesday and Thursday.
Highs are forecast in the 80s in Western Washington and 90s in Eastern Washington.Clouds are expected to return to Western Washington by Friday to cool things off to the 70s by the weekend.
PORTLAND -- After a rainy end to last week and a mild weekend, this week could see temperatures moving into the mid-90s, said KGW Meteorologist Nick Allard.
The work week started off with a foggy, cool Monday morning. But it's expected to clear out and warm up to about 85 degrees.
"Tomorrow, temps will really start to warm up with highs topping out in the lower 90s," Allard said Monday morning. "By Wednesday, we may tie a standing record of 94 degrees with sunny and hot conditions everywhere."
The temperatures will then drop a little bit each day, he added. Sunday should top out at about 80 degrees, and showers and thunderstorms could start to move in.