Brookings hits new record

The National Weather Service in Medford reported that Brookings set a heat record Saturday, reaching 93 degrees at approximately 12:30 p.m., which shattered the record of 86 degrees set in 1940.

Record-breaking or near record heat is expected throughout the region this weekend, but a cool-down is expected toward the middle of next week, when temperatures are expected to return to normal.

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