Spring in full swing, sizzling summer in tow

Emma Gibbs, 2, and her dad, Jimmy Gibbs, 32, play with bubbles in Riverside Park on Monday. Temperatures climbed into the high 90s, making it the hottest day in 2014 so far.

Emma Gibbs, 2, and Jimmy Gibbs, 32, of Victoria, sprint around the perimeter of the duck pond in Riverside Park, scaring a dozen turtles enjoying the hottest day this year.

Temperatures climbed into the high 90s for the first time this year in Victoria. Monday's air temperature high of 97 degrees occurred at 2:51 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.