At this point, people in Western Washington haven’t even felt the wrath of the 90+ degree heat yet, but it’s looking like it may last more than a week.
Model data is pointing to a slight cool down this weekend and early next week (into the 90s), before climbing back up to near 100 again for late next week.
High temperatures could stay above 90 degrees for a week or more.
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and a Fire Weather Watch for the area.
Temperatures this Thursday are expected to be over 100 degrees. Olympia’s all-time heat record of 104 degrees is definitely in jeopardy.
The following places will be open to the public this week as cooling centers in Thurston County:
-Lacey Timberland Library (closes at 7pm W/T, 6pm Fri)
-Tumwater Timberland Library (closes at 6pm W-F)
-Olympia Timberland Library (closes at 7pm W/T, 6pm Fri)
-Tenino Timberland Library (closes at at 6pm Wed, 5pm T/F)
-Yelm Timberland Library (closes at 8pm W/T, 7pm Fri)
SENIOR CENTERS (open to all for heat relief)
Lacey Senior Center (closes at 4)
Olympia Center (closes at 10 M-F)
FIRE STATIONS/PUBLIC WORKS
McLane Fire Station Delphi Rd (open at all times temps are 90+)
Tenino Fire Station (open 24 hours during heat warnings)
Yelm Public Safety Building (open M-F 8-5)
Tumwater Old Town Center (M-F 8-5)
First Christian Church (Tues-Thurs 8-5)
Tenino Quarry Swimming Pool (open 12-6, admission cost)