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First part of August heats up, but rain arrives late in the week

Your forecast from the KGW weather team, updated several times daily. This includes the outlook around Oregon and in Southwest Washington.

PORTLAND, Oregon — The first couple days of August are really going to heat up with highs in the mid to upper 90s across the metro area. The mini heat wave sticks around for the first three days of the week as a ridge of high pressure really dominates the forecast. There will be some light areas of smoke that moves into our area tomorrow and Tuesday. 

By the later part of the week, we'll see some big changes arrive with much cooler conditions and believe it or not our first chance at seeing measurable amount of rain for the first time this summer! Some models are showing we could see between .10" to .30" of rain from Thursday and into the first part of next weekend.

Thunderstorms are expected to develop over the next couple of days over the Cascades and into the central and eastern side of the state. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, 

KGW Meteorologist Joe Raineri

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