The first 10 days of July will now officially go down as the most intense heat wave in recorded history.

The all-time record of seven straight days of 90 degrees or more weather was broken as of 11 a.m. Friday, according to National Weather Service in Buffalo.

This after Buffalo and surrounding areas saw a high of 98 degrees, the second-highest for Buffalo in recorded history.

The streak, however, is about to end as the forecasts call for a high of 80.

Bring out the coats.

As for Thursday, temperatures across Western New York soared to heights seldom, if ever, before seen.

In Batavia, the temperature reached 94.

Other locations:

- North Tonawanda hit 100.

- Brockport and Mount Morris reached 96.

- Rochester hit 97.

The first 10 days of July had an average high temperature of 91.4 degrees and an average temperature of 80.3, which would shatter the record if it continues.

The all-time warmest month on record, in July 1921, averaged a high of 76.2.

Will the heat continue?

Yes.

After a brief respite of highs in the lower 80s, the temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s by Thursday.

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