UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. | Things are heating up.
At 5:40 p.m., the temperature reached 94 degrees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, according to the National Weather Service.
ORIGINAL POST | The start of July brought a temporary blast of hot air to the Seattle area with a record-high temperature of 93 degrees on this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
The record 93 degrees, recorded at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, is 4 degrees higher than the previous record of 89 degrees set last year, meteorologist Johnny Berg said.
Around the region, Quillayute tied its record of 91 degrees, Olympia reached 90 degrees, breaking its previous record by 2 degrees, and Bellingham set a new record at 84 degrees.
Tomorrow will be noticeably cooler, Berg said. The weather service forecast for Wednesday is sunny with a high of 79 degrees.