The three-day heat wave that oppressed the Portland metro region over the weekend has ended as of Monday, June 26.
Coming in 20 degrees cooler, Monday’s highs will peak in the upper 70s, according to the National Weather Service — Portland Office, and may even offer the possibility of rain before noon.
Tuesday and Wednesday will also bring clouds and keep highs in the mid 70s, lows in the mid 50s overnight. Going into Thursday and Friday, temperatures will once again increase slightly, but nothing like this past weekend is expected as forecasters call for highs in low 80s both days.
A Red Flag Warning has been issued for parts of Central, Eastern and Southern Oregon, as thunderstorms across the state’s dry areas have an expectation to ignite ground fires amongst the dry brush and shrubs. Highs over the weekend peaked at over 100 degrees in many places across the state, helping to dry out fuels for wild fires across the state.
While there are several active wild fires in California currently, Oregon has only seen one fire spark up so far this summer: On June 20 in the Prineville area, several thousand acres were contained within a 17-mile perimeter for the Rhoades Canyon fire.
Today, partly cloudy throughout the day.
Tuesday June 27
Partly cloudy throughout the day. High 77, low 54.
Chance of precipitation: 3%. Wind 4 mph from the NW
Wednesday June 28
Partly cloudy throughout the day. High 75, low 51.
Chance of precipitation: 1%. Wind 3 mph from the NW
Thursday June 29
Partly cloudy in the morning. High 82, low 52.
Chance of precipitation: 0%. Wind 4 mph from the NNW
Friday June 30
Partly cloudy starting in the evening. High 81, low 55.
Chance of precipitation: 0%. Wind 3 mph from the NW
Data provided by darksky.net.