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Get ready for some record highs this weekend, weather service says

It's going to feel like summer this weekend

Watch kids play in a spray park at Fairhaven Park in Bellingham, Washington on Friday, June 23. The forecast is calling for record high temperatures this weekend.
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Watch kids play in a spray park at Fairhaven Park in Bellingham, Washington on Friday, June 23. The forecast is calling for record high temperatures this weekend.

Whatcom County residents wasted no time getting a start on summer, packing area parks Friday as temperatures are expected to hit the mid 80s this weekend.

A high of 84 is forecast in Bellingham on Saturday and 87 on Sunday, with warmers temperatures expected in places like Lynden and Sumas, the National Weather Service said. Both would be record highs – the current record for both June 24 (set in 1989) and June 25 (2015) is 83 degrees.

The normal high temperature for June is 66.7 degrees.

“It’s going to feel like summer this weekend,” said NWS meteorologist Art Gaeble.

The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement Wednesday reminding boaters to wear lifejackets and warning of the risk of hypothermia and drowning when seeking refuge from the heat in Washington’s waters, many of which stay cold through the summer.

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