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HEAT WAVE FORECAST: Monday afternoon update from forecasters

Children at the Ontario Splash Park play a game of water tag with water guns on Friday, June 25, 2021. (ANGELINA KATSANIS/The Enterprise)

Expect the heat to linger throughout the week.

Malheur County remains under an excessive heat warning through the weekend, with temperatures expected to reach highs over 100 degrees every day through at least Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Ontario is forecast to hit a high of 104 on Monday around 7 p.m. By 3 p.m., the city hit 100 degrees – two hours earlier than on Sunday.

To stay safe, the service recommends avoiding direct sunlight and wearing lightweight and loose clothing to prevent sunburn. To avoid heat-related illness, drink water and try . . .