Seattle is poised to extend the record of days over 90 degrees in a single year on Thursday.
Temperatures will approach 90 as smoke delivers moderately unhealthy air.
Tuesday through Friday will see temperatures soar into the 90s with little nighttime relief.
After a cool and wet May and June, the 4th of July weekend is bringing more of the same.
Trevor Bedford predicts 50 percent of the United States will catch Omicron as official await a tidal wave of new cases.
Seattle will be one of the first cities in the United States to face the full force of the Omicron COVID variant.
Heavy rain and strong winds in the eastern lowlands and up to 18 inches of snow in the mountain passes.
In an discussion on Tuesday, Dr. Fauci said the United States can avoid a sixth wave through vaccination.
New COVID cases are down to early August levels in Washington, but concern is growing more people need boosters.
The smoke will be at higher altitudes creating haze and spectacular sunsets, but make no mistake, smoke season is here.