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Heat wave breaks records statewide

Saturday was a hot one in Salt Lake City — the hottest, actually.

Temperatures hit 101 degrees at the Salt Lake International Airport, breaking a nearly 20-year-old record, according the National Weather Service.

The previous high of 99 degrees for Aug. 22 was set in 1991.

The heat wave busted other records around the state Saturday.

Alta reported a high of 81, a degree hotter than the record set in 1982.

Delta's 105 topped the 100-degree mark set in 1998.

Provo, 99, and Tooele, 100, saw record highs, too.

Temperatures are expected to drop off considerably — with highs in the low-80s and upper-70s — starting Sunday, as thunderstorms roll into northern Utah.

— Aaron Falk