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HEAT WAVE: Scorching temps are rolling into the Treasure Valley

Children delight in the spray from fountains and buckets of water as the heat climbs to near-triple digits last summer in Ontario. In the next few days, local temps will rise and hit new records. (The Enterprise/file)

VALE – It has been a long time since Malheur County faced the type of hot weather that will descend on the local area beginning this weekend.

About 40 years to be exact.

Temperatures are already hot – Ontario hit 100 on Thursday - but beginning Sunday the hate index will climb significantly.

According to the National Weather Service in Boise, the temperature Monday is forecast to hit 103. Tuesday the forecast is for a high temperature of 104 and Wednesday it will hit 107. The Tuesday and Wednesday temperatures will break records.

The previous record for . . .