Heat to Return to Seattle, Portland and Boise

July 15, 2013; 8:21 PM ET
Share |
Play video For an overview of the weather in the Northwest, click the above video

Hot weather will storm back into the Northwest by the middle of the week after a brief respite for the area.

High pressure responsible for the recent string of dry weather will expand northward bringing continued dry, but increasingly hot weather to the region as the early part of the week progresses.

National Temperature Forecast Maps
Hot, Humid Weather On Tap for the East
What Causes Sunburn?

By Tuesday the entire region away from the coast will feel the heat.

On Tuesday, temperatures are expected to reach 103 degrees in Boise, with temperatures reaching the low 90s in Portland, and the mid-80s in Seattle.

City Tuesday Forecast High Normal High Departure From Normal
Seattle, Wash. 86 76 +10
Portland, Ore. 93 81 +12
Boise, Idaho 103 92 +11

These temperatures will be the hottest since the heat wave at the end of June into early July, which saw temperatures upwards of 20 degrees above normal. One such case was Boise, where a record-high of 110 degrees was set on July 1st.

Temperatures will remain well above normal throughout much of the region for the rest of the week.

Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Joseph M.


Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Weather News

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High N/A
Low N/A
Precip N/A


This Day In Weather History

Canton, IL (1975)
A tornado ripped through a 3-block section of downtown, killing 2 people, injuring 75 and creating $5 million damage. A 15-foot wooden plank was driven through an auto engine block, splitting the front of the car in two. The woman driving was not injured. National Guardsmen were called in to prevent looting.

Columbus, OH (1979)
This is the first year in 101 years of record keeping at Columbus in which the temperature has not reached 90 degrees by July 23rd.

California (1979)
Hurricane Delores, west of Baja California, causes high surf along the Southern California coast.

Rough Weather