Fairbanks broke a daily high temperature record on Monday, posting 88 degrees Fahrenheit at the local airport, according to the National Weather Service.

That tops the prior record for Aug. 2, set more than a century ago, said weather service meteorologist Scott Berg.

“The previous record was 85 in 1919 and 1911, so over 100 years old,” he said.

The Interior community of Eagle also hit 88, while Tok topped out at 91, said Berg. He said high pressure and easterly airflow are combining to push temperatures up.

It’s anticipated to stay warm and dry in the Interior Tuesday, but clouds and chance of thunderstorms are forecast for Wednesday as a front pushing in from the southwest ushers in cooler temperatures.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.