Why did the chicken jump in the lake? Because he lost a bet to a friend. Logan Root, 19, jumps into Lake Stevens wearing a chicken suit at Davies Beach (formerly Willard Wyatt Park) on Tuesday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Why did the chicken jump in the lake? Because he lost a bet to a friend. Logan Root, 19, jumps into Lake Stevens wearing a chicken suit at Davies Beach (formerly Willard Wyatt Park) on Tuesday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Escaping the heat in Lake Stevens

Davies Beach was a cool scene on Tuesday as our hot spell continued.

LAKE STEVENS — Why did the chicken jump in the lake? Because he lost a bet to a friend. Logan Root, 19, jumped into Lake Stevens on Tuesday wearing a chicken suit at Davies Beach (formerly Willard Wyatt Park) in Lake Stevens.

The warm weather continued, but it wasn’t nearly as brutal as Monday’s record highs. A layer of marine air pushed into Western Washington, bringing relief to many.

Monday’s heat was one for the record books, with many places in Snohomish County hitting triple digits.

But more hot weather is in store for the foreseeable future, the National Weather Service says.

The forecast shows the mercury will reach the mid- to high 80s through the next week. Nights will be cooler than they have been, going down to the 60s in most places.

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