Summer heat still hasn't hit triple digits

High temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 90s this weekend.

However, this summer's official highs still haven't crossed the 100-degree threshold.

The forecast calls for a high of 97 on Friday, 98 on Saturday, 96 on Sunday and 95 on Monday, said Jay Stockton, senior forecaster at the Medford office of the National Weather Service.

Those temperatures will hover near the high so far this year, which was 97 degrees on Sunday, July 24.

"We've had a number of years where we don't hit 100 until August," Stockton said, adding that Medford has recorded triple-digit temperatures well into September.

Medford weather records show only four years in which temperatures never topped 100. In 1989 and 1957, the top temperature was 99. In 1954 the hottest day was 98. And in 1947, the mercury climbed only to 95, finally hitting that mark on a September day, Stockton said.

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