The National Weather Service in Seattle is warning of hot and dry conditions expected for Western Washington through the Labor Day Weekend.

A High-pressure system will strengthen over the region this weekend into early next week for well above normal temperatures, further adding to the fire danger with continued dry conditions.

Expect a warming trend to continue, with temperatures climbing well above normal across much of Western Washington this weekend. Record or near record max temperatures are possible in a few places on Labor Day. Highs are forecast to climb into the mid-80s to mid-90s across much of the interior lowlands on Labor Day; however, temperatures could reach the upper 90s in the Cascade valleys. The coast, the San Juans, and areas adjacent to the Strait of Juan de Fuca will be cooler but still above normal for early September.

Confidence is high that weather conditions will be dry. Confidence in the temperature forecast was not as high due to the possibility of wildfire smoke preventing temperatures from warming as much as expected. Regardless, temperatures will still be well above normal for early September and conditions will remain abnormally dry.