Sunday's high in Boise topped 100 — and it's going to stay hot

newsroom@idahostatesman.comJuly 6, 2014 

Much like last year, July is bringing the heat.

The high in Boise on Sunday was 102 degrees. The 30-year average for July 6 is 89 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

A yellow air quality advisory has been issued for Monday by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. The air quality will be acceptable, officials say, but some pollutants may be a health concern for a very small number of people, including those who are unusually sensitive to ozone. Outdoor burning is banned in all Ada County cities, all Canyon County cities and unincorporated Ada County.

An upper-level ridge is parked over much of the West, and that's expected to keep things toasty. Prepare for a week to 10 days with highs in the upper 90s and low 100s, forecasters say.

Heat advisories have been issued in parts of southern Oregon and northern California. The National Weather Service is projecting a high Monday of 111 degrees in Redding, Calif.

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