BOISE — Boise hit 110 degrees at 4:15 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Fifteen minutes later, the temperature had slid one degree to 109.
Monday had already been projected to break records for the day. The previous record high temperature for July 1 was 104 degrees, set in 1924. The all-time record for Boise is 111, set July 19, 1960, according to NWS records.
Tuesday will be similarly sweltering, with a high in the upper 100s. Wednesday will continue the triple-digit trend, hitting a predicted 103 degrees. Both days have a slight chance of rain and thunderstorms.
Independence Day will be relatively cooler, with temperatures falling back into the double digits with a high of 98 degrees.
Temperatures in Death Valley National Park shot up to nearly 130 degrees over the weekend.