Seattle smashes record high with 94 degree temperature

Seattle smashes record high with 94 degree temperature
Mt. Rainier basks in sunshine behind Seattle's Great Wheel on July 1, 2014. (Photo courtesy: Youn Sung)
SEATTLE -- Seattle went the entire month of June without hitting 80 degrees.

It only took 11 hours for July to do that, then another four more to cross into the 90s.

Seattle reached a sweltering 94 degrees Tuesday, smashing their record high for the day that used to be 89 degrees set... all the way last year. It also leaves July 10th now as the only date in July that Seattle hasn't reached 90. It's also the warmest day in Seattle since Aug. 16 last year when the city also reached 94.

But Seattle wasn't alone in the sauna. Check out some of the other high temperatures from around the region:

Vancouver (WA): 98
Kelso: 95
North Bend: 94
Shelton: 94
Renton: 93
Tacoma: 92
Bremerton: 91
Gig Harbor: 91
Arlington: 88

Even the coast baked quite a bit as the thermal trough brought a toasty east wind and fought back the typical cooling ocean breezes. Forks tied a record high of 91 while Hoquiam hit 89.

Some of the towns north of Seattle were spared a bit of the heat as Everett "only" reached 85 while Bellingham hit 84 and Port Angeles hit 82.

One and Done

But there is good news for those who aren't a big fan of the 90s -- this particular heat spell is one and done. The thermal trough is already moving east and our "natural air conditioning" -- the cool ocean breeze -- is starting to regenerate.

Expect a different world on the coast Wednesday with clouds and highs in the 60s. For the Puget Sound region, it'll remain sunny but we will cool back to the upper 70s and low 80s.

By Thursday, we're back to July normal with morning clouds, afternoon sunshine and highs in the more comfortable 70s. Fourth of July Friday looks similarly pleasant.