The city of Kenai hit an all-time temperature high on the Fourth of July. Cynthia Kobold, a meteorologist with the Anchorage office of the National Weather Service, said they observed the city reached 89 degrees on July 4, shattering previous records. The previously recorded all-time high for Kenai was 87 degrees, which occurred June 26, 1953 and again June 18, 1903, Kobold said.
While some residents may be enjoying the record heat, a possible reprieve may be on its way. Kobold said there is a 30% chance of showers after 10 a.m. on Friday, and possible showers on Saturday and Sunday.
It hasn’t rained in the area Father’s Day, June 16, and Kobold said there was only .01 inches of rain in that event.
Kenai receives an average of 1.07 inches of rain in the month of June and an average of 1.84 inches in the month of July.