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Here comes the heat!

by Nick Allard

kgw.com

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:46 PM

So far so good, it has been a very nice day across western Oregon. We did have some areas of morning clouds and fog at the coast, but those are gone now. Most other areas were clear to start, and will stay that way for the next few days. That sunshine will really help us warm up too, in fact warm isn't the right word...HOT is.

High pressure is building in over the Northwest, giving us sunny skies, calm conditions and warmer weather. Everything is also set up in a way that our winds will turn away from the ocean. That means we'll lose the moderating effect of the ocean air, and offshore winds will really help to heat us up. Look for temperatures today to be in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

Tomorrow and Wednesday temperatures will get back into the mid and upper 90s. The standing record for tomorrow is 93, and the forecast high is 94. Then Wednesday the standing record is 94 and the forecast high is 99. That would mean two straight days of record setting heat!

Starting Thursday we're going to have some cooler temperatures as more ocean air works its way in. We'll go back to a morning cloud and afternoon sunshine pattern with temperatures back in the lower 80s.

Have a great night!
Meteorologist Nick Allard, First Alert Storm Team

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