While the South roasts under triple-digit temperatures, Seattle residents sweated through their tank tops Tuesday, with a new record of 94 degrees at SeaTac. The new temps break last year's record of 89 degrees on July 1 and is so far the warmest day this year.
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 have not broken 80 degrees the entire month of June.
Meteorologists expected the hottest temperatures to come 10 or more miles inland from Puget Sound.
While Puget Sound will be sweltering on Tuesday, things cool down the next day. By Wednesday morning, 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.