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Monday heat broke records, continues today

 Posted: 9:25 AM July 08, 2014

Medford broke a four-year high temperature record by one degree Monday.

The National Weather Service reported a high temperature of 102 degrees, breaking the old July 7 record of 101 set in 2010. Meteorologists recorded the temperature at about 5:40 p.m.

Today's forecast calls for a high of close to 100 degrees.

"It'll still be warm," said meteorologist Michelle Cohen.

A heat advisory remains in effect until 11 p.m. today, and high temperatures the rest of the week are expected to reach 100 degrees or close to it. Nighttime lows are not expected to drop below the mid-60s.

Jackson County Health & Human Services encouraged area residents to drink plenty of fluids, wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing that is light-colored, and avoid direct sunlight by staying in the shade or air-conditioned areas.

Anyone working or recreating outdoors should scale back their activity level and take short rest breaks.

Children and pets should not be left in cars, even with the windows cracked.

— Ryan Pfeil

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