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Keep cool during the upcoming heat wave expected this weekend


Last updated 8/18/2021 at 12:08pm

Temperatures are expected to increase Thursday, Aug. 12 and remain hot into the weekend, and residents are encouraged to be prepared.

Snohomish County is part of the excessive heat watch issued by the National Weather Service for much of Washington state. Temperatures are likely to exceed 95 degrees in parts of the county. These temperatures can become dangerous to vulnerable individuals and pets who are unable to stay cool.

Those who are especially vulnerable to heat-related illness include infants and young children, older adults, anyone with pre-existing or chronic medical conditions,...

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