Sizzling in Seattle: New heat record at 94 degrees

Sizzling in Seattle: New heat record at 94 degrees

Sizzling in Seattle: New heat record at 94 degrees

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 1 at 8:47 PM

Seattle residents stripped off their clothes and headed to the beach Tuesday as the temperature soared into the 90s - a new record of 94 degrees was set at SeaTac, breaking last year's record of 89 for July.

Sammamish reached 96 degrees, while Gig Harbor hit 97; Battle Ground reached a sweltering 98 degrees.

The previous warmest day in 2014 was 85 degrees on May 1. In fact, temperatures had not broken 80 degrees the entire month of June.

Related: Conditions around Puget Sound

Meteorologists expected the hottest temperatures to come 10 or more miles inland from Puget Sound.

While Puget Sound were sweltering on Tuesday, it's expected to cool down on Wednesday. Clouds and much cooler temperatures along the coast will drop temperatures around Western Washington, with highs in the 70s to near 80.

For the holiday, weather on Thursday and Friday looks like morning clouds and afternoon sunshine with highs in upper 60s to low to mid 70s.

Related: Today's forecast from KING 5 Weather

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