Excessive heat watch in effect until Aug. 20

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Dark red areas indicate where the excessive heat watch is in effect. Orange araes are under fire weather watch. (Map courtesy the National Weather Service)

On Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch for much of Washington state, including Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Edmonds and most of western Snohomish County.

According to the alert, temperature highs will be in the upper 80s to mid 90s. Sensitive groups, such as the elderly or people working outdoors may experience dehydration or heat-related illness.

The National Weather Service recommends that residents should drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned areas when possible, stay out of the sun and check up on sensitive relatives and neighbors.

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