Boise broke a 134-year-old record-high temperature by two degrees on Sunday and could come close to setting another high temperature record Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service in Boise recorded a high of 97 degrees Fahrenheit, beating out 1882’s record of 95 degrees. Metereologist Bill Wojcik attributed the sweltering heat to an “unusually strong high pressure ridge.” On Wednesday, the record high is 96 degrees set in 2015, and the predicted high will be 98 degrees.
While the average for this time of year is in the high 70s, Wojcik said Monday’s record high is 101 degrees, while Tuesday’s is 100 degrees. Monday and Tuesday will see temperatures in the mid to high 90s, but it’s unlikely that Boise will set records those days.
Temperatures will start going down Thursday, with a predicted high of 90 degrees. By Saturday, the high is predicted to be in the mid 70s.
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Erin Fenner contributed.