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Boise bakes in 110-degree heat Friday, smashing previous record

Elijah Holfeltz, 8, cools off with a splash at the children’s water playground at Borah Pool in Boise Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Temperatures had climbed to 105 degrees by 3 p.m. Elijah was with his younger brother Chayton and Jamie Holfeltz, his mother.
Elijah Holfeltz, 8, cools off with a splash at the children’s water playground at Borah Pool in Boise Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Temperatures had climbed to 105 degrees by 3 p.m. Elijah was with his younger brother Chayton and Jamie Holfeltz, his mother. doswald@idahostatesman.com

Boise sizzled in record heat on Thursday, when the high temperature at the airport hit 106 degrees. The previous record of 105 dated back to 1875.

Friday topped that with 110-degree heat, just 1 degree shy of the all-time high for any day in Boise’s recorded history, according to the National Weather Service. These temperatures are 15-plus degrees above normal for this time of year.

Saturday will be hot, too.

The forecast shows a high of 101. The record is 102, most recently set/tied in 2015.

A front out of the northwest is expected to knock high temperatures down to the low 90s on Sunday. But winds aloft out of the southwest could bring in smoke from California wildfires. Find out what the forecast is for air quality this weekend by clicking here.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413

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