Wednesday, July 1st
A HOT start to July
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Willamette Valley, Gorge and portions of Central and Eastern Oregon. It will likely last through Friday evening as temperatures from today through Friday are expected to top out well into the 90s. Some areas east will see triple digits.
The extremely dry conditions continue as well, with no rain in the forecast. So please be aware of any changes to rules regarding fireworks or outdoor burning, including barbecues and campfires.
Our daily temperatures in the Metro area are running about 20 degrees above average. Normally we're in the upper 70s this time of year. We are also over 4 and 1/2 inches behind on average rainfall for the year beginning Jan. 1st.
The ridge of high pressure will get knocked down a bit by a low passing through Canada late in the week into the holiday weekend. That may allow for a little more marine influence and will help to cool daytime highs in the Valley a bit.
Otherwise the cool spot remains at the immediate coast.
Be aware of the toll the heat can take on you, family members and pets. Hydrate and find shade whenever possible.
Today - 95
Tonight - 66
Thursday - 96
Meteorologist Mary Loos