Thursday was the hottest July 28th on record by more than six degrees. Environment Canada says it hit 35.2 degrees at the Grande Prairie Airport around 3 p.m. The previous record for the day was 29 degrees set in 2010.
It’s the second day in a row of record heat for the city, with another possible today. The forecast is calling for a high of 30 degrees, with the record for July 29th set at 31 degrees in 1982.
The temperature is expected to stay below 30 degrees over the weekend, falling below 20 next week as a cold front moves in.