EL PASO, Texas (KTSM0) – El Paso broke record temperatures at 106° degrees at the El Paso International Airport on Sunday afternoon.
The previous record set for July 21 was in 2018 when it reached 103°.
This is the 25th consecutive day that the area reached 100° or above.
El Pasoans across town looked for ways to keep cool in the heat at local splash parks.
“We can’t all afford to have a pool these places are cheap, free I mean I’m sure its some kind of taxpayer thing but it’s worth it,” East El Paso resident Michael Billias said.
Sunday also happened to be National Ice Cream Day and Borderland residents took advantage of discounted deals at local shops such as Ice & Pan in East El Paso.
“When we went outside we thought it was a little hot and you know I thought Ice cream would be like a nice way to enjoy the day,” Victor Villegas said.
Sunday’s record-breaking temperatures are letting our heat streak end with a bang, as a high-pressure system enters the region pulling moisture from surrounding areas into the Borderland.
The moisture will not only be bringing rain chances for most of the week but also cooling us down quickly.
Below-average temperatures are expected, with temperatures reaching the mid-80s on Tuesday.