Young women run through the Skidmore fountain to cool off on a sunny day.

Young women run through the Skidmore fountain to cool off on a sunny day.

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Andy Bryant with the National Weather Service in Portland says it’s not just your imagination. It really has been hotter and drier than usual in the metro area. He says we’re set to tie and possibly break the record for the most days 90 or above in a row. The National Weather Service predicts that the weather will get down into the 80s by Friday and stay there for the weekend at least.

In June, high temperature records were broken in cities all over Oregon and the Northwest: Pendleton, 109; The Dalles, 109; Grants Pass, 110; Spokane, 105; Walla Walla, 113.

We talk to Bryant about what’s causing this unusual weather system, and if we can expect cooler weather for the rest of the summer.