Cape Girardeau and much of Southeast Missouri finally broke the stranglehold of triple-digit highs Tuesday, the first day the high temperature failed to reach the century mark since June 28. According to National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Neffert, rainfall and cloud cover held temperatures down, breaking the five-day streak with a high of 92. Temperatures reached 103 degrees last Thursday, 107 Friday, 105 Saturday, 103 Sunday and 101 Monday. Wednesday's temperatures peaked at 103 shortly before 3 p.m. breaking the July 4 record of 102 set in 1969. An excessive heat warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday.
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