Monday expected to be hot as Sunday (104) in Boise; yellow air quality alert issued

newsroom@idahostatesman.comJuly 13, 2014 

Boise's July heat wave is expected to continue this week. Temperatures hit 104 on Sunday, and forecasters say we'll get an encore on Monday — making it the fourth day in a row of 100-degree heat, according to the National Weather Service.

Every day of July in Boise has been at least 92 or higher, Weather Service data show. The hottest temperatures in the region Sunday: Ontario, Ore., Mountain Home and Cambridge all hit 105.

A yellow air quality alert was issued for Monday by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Air quality is expected to be in the moderate category due to ozone. People who are unusually sensitive to air pollution may face a moderate health concern for some pollutants.

Outdoor burning is prohibited in Ada and Canyon counties, and all the cities and unincorporated areas in those counties. The prohibition also extends to woodstoves.

A slight cool down is expected beginning Tuesday, when the high temperature in Boise is expected to reach only 96 degrees. The extended Weather Service forecast shows the potential for a daytime high of just 92 degrees on Friday and 90 on Saturday.

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