PORTLAND, Ore. — Following the recent long heat wave, the forecast for Portland is showing no indication for cooler temperatures this weekend. Temperatures are expected to warm up to the upper 90s Sunday, nearing 100 degrees.
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from Sunday into Monday for the Portland-Vancouver Metro Area, parts of the Gorge, and the upper Hood River Valley.
Portland hit a high of 102 degrees last Tuesday, and the possibility of hitting triple-digit weather again on Sunday is not completely out of the question, according to KGW weather forecaster Daisy Caballero.
Some cities are planning to open up cooling centers Sunday in response to the heat.
The city of Beaverton is scheduled to open a cooling center at the Beaverton City Library Sunday evening due to high forecasted temperatures this weekend. The center will be open from 6-9 p.m. for anyone looking for a place to cool down
Four cooling centers will be open Sunday in the City of Hillsboro to help combat the heat. Click here for a list and more information.
Multnomah County and the City of Portland are also preparing cooling resources ahead of the weekend.
Libraries across the county will be available during their regular hours as cooling spaces. Midland and Gresham libraries will be extending their hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The Central Library in downtown will not be open due to scheduled renovations.
A daytime cooling center staffed by Do Good Multnomah will be available from 2-10 p.m. Sunday in Old Town at 435 N.W. Glisan St. to support people near the downtown area.
Portland's weather forecast this weekend has already encourage local flea markets and events to postpone.
The Hollywood Flea Market in the Hollywood District will be postponing its monthly event that was originally scheduled for Sunday, August 7 due to the forecasted hot temperatures.
The city of Vancouver also cancelled its scheduled Sounds Concert Series performance with Kalimba this Sunday due to the heat warning advisory.
Oregonians looking to stay cool this weekend could head to the coast. The Oregon coast is seeing the coolest temperatures, with low 60s in most coastal cities for the upcoming days.