Heat wave bound for Malheur County

A local family staying cool at the Ontario Splash Park. (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons)

ONTARIO – Area residents should drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun and search for a nice piece of shade during the next few days as temperatures are expected to climb to new records.

Temperatures are forecast to hit 99 to 100 Wednesday, June 2, said Bill Wojcik, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boise.

“It will be a record if it holds,” said Wojcik.

The previous record for June 2 in Ontario was 98 degrees, set in 1986.

On Thursday, June 3, temperatures are forecast to climb to 102. The previous temperature record for June 3 was 101 set in 1971, said Wojcik. The high Tuesday is expected to be 94 degrees in . . .