Triple digits headed to the Treasure Valley

Statesman staffJune 27, 2013 

Heat wave

The Treasure Valley will be red-hot this weekend, with a five-day stretch of 100-degree temperatures starting Friday. The hottest day is slated to be Sunday, at an estimated 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Isn't this early?

Weather like this usually holds off until mid- to late July. The average high for June is only 81. In the Boise record books, all streaks of four or more days in triple digits since 1931 happened in July or August. There is a tie for the longest such stretch - nine days each in July 2003 and July 2006.

No respite

Temperatures will fall back to the 80s and 90s the middle of next week, but warm weather is here to stay. Cool temps like those earlier this week are not likely to reappear until the fall.

Safe in the sun

Summer safety means drinking plenty of water and limiting sun exposure during the coming hot days. The weather service also reminds drivers not to leave children or pets in cars - even 15 minutes in that heat can be fatal.

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