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A temperature gauge at Meridian Dental Clinic on Smith Street in the Kent Valley registers 105 degrees at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday. - Charles Cortes / KentReporter.com
A temperature gauge at Meridian Dental Clinic on Smith Street in the Kent Valley registers 105 degrees at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday.
— image credit: Charles Cortes / KentReporter.com

Record-high temperatures are expected to hit Western Washington this week. As temperatures rise, the possibility for heat-related illnesses, power outages and higher-than-normal levels of pollution are ever present.

To help keep you informed, PNWLocalNews.com has put together this page, complete with the latest headlines and Tweets, links to helpful resources and a map of air-conditioned locations that have opened their doors to help people cool off. Additionally, you can check your forecast by city or area code on the PNWLocalNews.com Weather page.

If you've got information of your own to share, you can e-mail pbalcerak@soundpublishing.com, call (253) 236-0197 or reply to @pnwlocalnews on Twitter.


These headlines are aggregated from multiple sources, by multiple journalists, using a service called Publish 2. More links are available here.

These updates are not live—they're curated by journalists using Publish 2. Click here for more.


Some organizations in the Puget Sound region have opened up their air-conditioned offices and buildings as shelters for people looking to escape the heat. Click the flags on the map to pop up links to more information on each.


View 'Cool-off stations' in a larger map


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