A heat record set back in the summer of 1988 has been broken.

Before today, the highest temperature recorded in Kenora on June 4 was 32.4 C set back in 1988.

Around 5 p.m. this afternoon, the temperature in Kenora reached 35.8 C setting a new record.

The Kenora area could break another heat record on Saturday. The heat record for June 5 is 33.1 C, the forecasted high for tomorrow is 32 C.

Earlier today, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Kenora as the region grapples with the first heat event of the season.