PORTLAND, Oregon — A pleasant Thursday before hot weather quickly builds Friday and record heat arrives this weekend. The Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for most inland areas of the Northwest for Saturday, Sunday and Monday due to widespread 100 degree temperatures.
Portland’s all-time June record high of 102 degrees will likely be tied or broken Saturday. The all-time record for heat at PDX is 107-degrees, reached once in July 1965, and twice in August 1981. This all-time record could be broken on Sunday. The last time Portland had three straight days over 100-degrees was late July 2009.
This heat wave will be historic with countless temperature records likely to fall. A cooler west breeze will hold temperatures in the 90s next Tuesday, breaking the extreme heat, but 90 degree temps could continue for Portland through July 4th.
Meteorologist Rod Hill, connect with me and get more weather information on my Facebook page.