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Hazy, hot sunshine before a Thursday cool-off and possible rain

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

PORTLAND, Oregon — Hazy hot sunshine expected today, Tuesday and Wednesday.  This afternoon's hazy sky could block enough sunshine to hold temps back a bit, but forecast models show 94 in Portland and 97 degrees in Salem.  An Excessive Heat Watch issued for high temps between 100-105 degrees for The Dalles to Pendleton today through Wednesday. 

Most of the Northwest gets a cool break arriving Thursday and continuing through the weekend!  Forecast models show promise of measurable rainfall Thursday night, Friday and possibly Saturday for Portland. 

Meanwhile, a Red Flag Warning for developing thunderstorms today near and east of the Cascades where new fire starts will be possible. Air quality is unhealthy across much of central and eastern Washington, as a south wind flow aloft has moved smoke into Washington. 

Meteorologist Rod Hill, connect with me on FB

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