High temperatures across much of Oregon will struggle to reach the mid-80s Friday and Saturday, but the National Weather Service says the region will see a heat wave kick off early next week.
It’ll be just a few degrees cooler along the Columbia River Gorge and the southern Willamette Valley.
There should be some relief, as temperatures across the state are expected to cool down by more than 30 degrees in the overnight hours.
Ahead of the heat wave, officials recommend checking in with friends, family and neighbors who live alone, and finding out if they’ll have access to cool spaces. Anyone who needs to find a nearby cooling center, or arrange transportation, can visit 211info.org or call 211.