HEAT WAVE FORECAST: Lower temps expected than previously predicted but still extremely hot

Puppy Miles enjoys some water outside Perk Beverage Company in Vale on a hot June day. (AUSTIN JOHNSON/The Enterprise)

The excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service in Boise remains in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday. The forecast is calling for dangerously high temperatures, ranging from 97 degrees to 107 degrees in the lower valleys of Malheur County.

The forecast high for Wednesday in Ontario is 107 degrees, but highs are expected to hover around 100 to 102 degrees going into the 4th of July weekend.

Temperatures are expected to cool down to a range of 65 to 74 degrees during the night for remainder of the week, but will be climbing steadily after 10 a.m.

Ontario hit 106 on Tuesday, tying the record . . .