SEATTLE (AP) - Forecasters are offering the hope of slightly cooler temperatures today for residents of the Pacific Northwest.
Wednesday was a scorcher. Seattle recorded the hottest day in its history - 103 degrees - and Portland fell just 1 degree short
of its own record-breaker of 107.
The unseasonable heat has led to some complications.
While most of Washington was bone dry, thunderstorms rolling through the Cascade Mountains and foothills dumped as much as 2 inches of rain per hour on scattered spots in the western half of
the state. That prompted the weather service to issue flash flood
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