KATU Weather Forecast

Saturday, July 4th

Heat Advisory continues....Record High Likely Sunday!

The Heat Advisory for our area continues through Tuesday evening. We were in the mid 90's west of the Cascades today, into the triple digits east of the mountains.

Our conditions are extremely dry...we've had a month's worth of days with no measurable rain in Portland...and fire danger remains high across the entire Northwest. Please be careful with any fireworks you may be using tonight!

There's a Red Flag Warning in place for South Central Oregon And Eastern Washington. Fire danger is extreme in those areas.

Sunday's record high in Portland is just 94 degrees, but we could be looking at the hottest day of the year so far. Last Thursday we hit 95, and we should top that by at least a couple of degrees.

There's no short term relief in sight from the heat as some of you in the metro area and in the valley could hit that 100 degree mark Sunday...almost as hot Monday.

A slight "cool down" to around 80 looks to be in store for us by the end of next week.

Tonight - 65

Sunday - 98

Monday - 96


Joe English