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Temperatures soared Monday, breaking record highs for June 20 in several Utah cities, the National Weather Service reported.

Highs reached 102 degrees in Escalante, Provo and Kanab, beating a 2001 record of 97 in Escalante and a 2007 record of 96 in Provo, and tying the 1961 record in Kanab. At 100 degrees, Cedar City beat a 1981 record of 97 and Spanish Fork matched a record set in 1922.

Alpine's high of 98 beat a 1988 record of 95. And, while not sweltering, Alta's high temperature of 79 overcame a previous high of 75, from 2007.

Temperatures are expected to remain high for much of the week and drop slightly during the coming weekend, according to NWS forecasts.