Paradise reaches 62 degrees Wednesday

Paradise at Mount Rainier lived up to its name Wednesday.

It reached 62 degrees, nearly twice the average high for the area in January, according to the National Weather Service and the park.

Western Washington’s interior was mostly in the 40s and 50s Wednesday, but Paradise is supposed to cool down for the rest of the week.

It’s expected to reach 43 degrees Thursday, and it’s forecast to be in the 30s through the weekend.