The hot weather arrived today, a day earlier than I expected. I forecast 88 but instead PDX hit 92! This was the 5th day this June with a high temp 90+…we’re only one day away from a June record too. We’ve never seen more than 6 days 90+ here in Portland.
If you want to cool off, head to the coastline. No hot weather there. At least partly cloudy and maybe even cloudy skies with a shower Sunday:
There is some good news though. After a scorcher Saturday models are showing more mid-high cloud cover Sunday. Plus at the surface a decent onshore push of cooler marine air cools things off too. As a result, the heat wave has been shortened to just today through Saturday. Temps Sunday-Tuesday will likely only be in the mid-upper 80s.
The big ridge of high pressure rebounds a bit the 2nd half of next week as we head towards the 4th of July Weekend. I think we’ll see high temps back into the 90s Wednesday/Thursday, and possibly into Friday & the 4th. That’s how we could end up with a 2nd heatwave.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen