Beating the heat in their lawn chairs at Lake Roesiger County Park last week, when this hot streak began, were Sonny Taulbee (left), his wife, Carissa, and daughter Ashlyn, 14. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Beating the heat in their lawn chairs at Lake Roesiger County Park last week, when this hot streak began, were Sonny Taulbee (left), his wife, Carissa, and daughter Ashlyn, 14. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

It’s been hot, but not super duper hot

July was wrapping up with only seven days that surpassed 90 degrees in Western Washington.

EVERETT — It was hot but likely not record-breaking hot.

On Tuesday, July was wrapping up with seven days that surpassed 90 degrees in Western Washington, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.

It would have needed another day or two to be the warmest July ever documented.

“We’re not going to hit that today. It’s a good bet,” meteorologist Art Gaebel said.

Monday peaked at 89 degrees and Tuesday’s expected high was 78, according to the weather service. The temperatures start to recede again Wednesday.

That’s because of “a shift in the pattern bringing more marine air into the area, which cools things down, ” Gaebel said. “That’s going to continue on now, it looks like, at least through the weekend.”

Thursday through Sunday also bears a chance of showers.

There’s relief on tap as well for contacts wearers and others bothered by the recent haze. The smoke has been drifting northward from wildfires in California, according to the weather service.

By Wednesday, “it shouldn’t be as prevalent,” Gaebel said.

Monday will bring another opportunity to enjoy the weather in Everett. The fire department plans a fire hose “refreshing spray” event from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. at Walter E. Hall Park.

Dry conditions also increase the risk for brush fires. The Marysville Fire District issued a reminder this week to use extra caution when disposing of cigarette butts and other flammables.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @rikkiking.

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