Wednesday and Thursday are expected to bring the highest temperatures. (National Weather Service)

Wednesday and Thursday are expected to bring the highest temperatures. (National Weather Service)

Dry heat and winds bring season’s first fire weather warning

Early in the week, gusts could hit 50 mph, while temperatures are set to peak later at 90 degrees.

SEATTLE — Strong winds and a dry heat are raising the possibility of brush and wildfires in Snohomish County and beyond, forecasters say.

Wednesday and Thursday are expected to bring the highest temperatures — with some areas of the county hitting 90 degrees — while sustained gusts are set to peak Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.

“The atmosphere is going to be very dry,” meteorologist Carly Kovacik said. “We just want people to be careful if they’re going to be spending time outdoors.”

In central and east Snohomish County, temperatures will reach 90 degrees Thursday, she said. Closer to Puget Sound, highs will be in the mid-80s.

A wind advisory is in place from 8 p.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Forecasters expect sustained winds of 25-35 miles per hour. Gusts could peak at 50 miles per hour before they calm later in the week.

“It’s still going to be pretty breezy, even as you get toward the water,” Kovacik said.

Fire weather conditions are expected to last through Wednesday, and maybe into Thursday, she added.

“That’s going to be our main concern,” she said.

So avoid creating a spark, and make sure children, pets and the elderly are protected from the high temperatures.

The dry weather is expected to last at least into the next 10 days, she added.

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