Summer is in full-swing and it’s about to get hot.
A heat advisory is issued for today as temperatures are expected reach a new high for the year in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington, according to the National Weather Service. Highs will reach the upper 90s in the Portland area and the coast will hit the 80s.
Still, it won’t likely be record level territory for this time of year. Portland’s record for July 1 was a scorching 105 degrees, set in 1942. Roseburg reached 106 degrees on that same day.
NWS reports that these will be the hottest days so far this year, however. And it’s been a relatively warm year so far in the metro area, starting off with the first week of April when temperatures reached the mid 70s.
Make sure to stay hydrated and send the kiddos with an extra water bottle if they’re spending time outside. The advisory should be lifted at 9 p.m.