By Wyatt Haupt Jr.
The Daily World
A high-pressure weather system is going to turn up the heat in Grays Harbor County this weekend with some areas hitting the upper 90s and triple digits during peak temperatures.
The high in Aberdeen is expected to be 84 degrees on Friday with a low of 62 degrees, according to data from the National Weather Service in Seattle. A west, southwest wind should range from 5-8 miles per hour during the day in Aberdeen.
But the heat intensifies on Saturday with a high of 96 degrees and a low of 63 degrees. The Sunday forecast calls for a high of 91 degrees with a low of 64 degrees in Aberdeen.
“We have high pressure building in the area this weekend and with that we get warmer conditions,” said Mary Butwin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle. “On your side, it’s going to keep heating up. We are expecting temperatures over by you in the 90s.”
The outlook will be less severe in neighboring Hoquiam where the high should be around 79 degrees on Friday with a low of 62 degrees. The high is forecast to be 89 degrees on Saturday with a low of 64 degrees. Look for a high of 84 degrees in Hoquiam on Sunday.
To the east, in Montesano, the high should be around 88 degrees on Friday with a low of 62 degrees. The high should climb to 99 degrees on Saturday with a low of 64 degrees. The forecast on Sunday calls for a high of 94 degrees with a low of 65 degrees in Montesano.
Further east, in Elma, the high should be around 93 degrees on Friday before hitting triple digits this weekend with a high of 104 degrees on Saturday and 102 degrees on Sunday.
Residents looking for relief from the heat this weekend will have to head to the coast where temperatures should range from 74 degrees on Friday to 82 degrees on Saturday in Ocean Shores. The high for Sunday is forecast to be 76 degrees.
Warm and dry conditions are forecast through the end of June, largely because of high pressure, which brings with it warmer air and typically blue skies.
“It’s going to be hot pretty much everywhere,” said Butwin on the outlook for the state of Washington.
Looking ahead, daytime temperatures are expected to decrease with a high of 82 degrees on Monday and 74 degrees on Tuesday in Aberdeen. The high should be around 85 degrees on Monday and 77 degrees on Tuesday in Montesano.
On the road to the coast, the high is forecast at 72 degrees on Monday and 69 degrees on Tuesday in Hoquiam. And along the coast, Ocean Shores should weigh in with a high of 72 degrees on Monday and 68 degrees on Tuesday. Forecasts are subject to change.