PORTLAND, Oregon — Warm to hot weather in the forecast for the final week of July. PDX warmed to 91 degrees each day this past weekend, pushing the July total of 90 degree days to three. I have the Rose City near 90 degrees today and Tuesday, followed by upper 90s into the up-coming weekend.
A transition to a southwesterly flow pattern aloft will fuel scattered thunderstorms today through Thursday near and east of the Cascades.
The southwest pattern will also migrate smoke from California wildfires and the Bootleg fire over central and eastern Oregon where air quality may become a concern this week. The Willamette Valley may get caught up in cloudiness at times, but air quality will likely remain good to moderate.
Meteorologist Rod Hill, connect with me on FB