PORTLAND The hottest temperatures of the summer were expected to hit the Portland Metro this week, with record high temperatures possible Friday through Sunday.

The record high Friday is 94, with a predicted high of 90, according to KGW meteorologist Nick Allard.

Saturday's record is 98, with a possible high of 95 predicted and Sunday's record is 94, with a predicted high of 95.

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The east wind will continue to dry the air out, raise the temps and increase the fire danger across our area, Allard said. There will likely be a Heat Advisory for the weekend as temps will be into the mid-90s each day.

At Providence Medical Center they were ready for any problems the heat could bring.

Dr. John Heiser at Providence St. Vincent said it s important for people to listen to their bodies when it gets hot. Most people that would get hot would get weak and lightheaded. If they were listening to their body they would probably do fine .

Some people may need to look for places to stay cool or find a fan or air conditioner.

A big cool down was expected for next week. By next Friday or even earlier, Allard said the area should see temperatures in the 70s.


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