Heat wave set record high of 85 degrees on Sunday, June 5

The weekend heat wave toppled a nearly 60-year-old record for early June, according to National Weather Service figures.

A high of 85 degrees registered at 3:53 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Bellingham International Airport. It nudged past the high of 84 degrees set June 5, 1958. Saturday’s high of 82 fell short of the record high of 84 for June 4, 2009.

After two days of temperatures in the 80s, the weather should ease back into seasonable highs in the low 70s and high 60s for the rest of the week. Sunny skies will prevail until Wednesday, when clouds begin to gather and there’s a chance of rain by nightfall.

Robert Mittendorf: 360-715-2805, @bhamMitty