It’s a scorcher this afternoon, well into the 90s in the metro area at 3pm:
At least the relative humidity is low, so it’s our usual “dry heat”.
We are on track to top out around 98-99 officially in Portland, and several spots in the metro area will likely make it to the century mark (Hillsboro, McMinnville, Aurora).
I expect a warmer night with temperatures remaining in the 80s, then 70s all the way through about 3am. Eventually we’ll all get down into the 60s so that’s good news
The warmest night so far this summer was 63 during the first heatwave in late June. By Thursday & Friday mornings we’ll struggle to get below 70 in the urban areas…too warm!
It’s hard to believe, but we expect 6-8 degrees WARMING tomorrow. Of course that gets us up close to or tying the all-time high of 107 degrees here in Portland. It’ll be all about the big numbers the next two days as skies stay sunny.
One change tomorrow is the wind…it’ll be lighter and won’t help cool us off as much. This might help…it’s a cool afternoon at Newport and you’d probably need a jacket out there! Only 64 with a gusty north wind.
Tomorrow is the ONE day with hot temperatures on the north coast and the one day that will hit 80 along the central coastline. A wind reversal (cool southwest wind) arrives early Thursday and that’s nature’s air conditioning.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen