Near-Record Heat in Oregon Eases This Weekend

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Near-Record Heat in Oregon Eases This Weekend

Published 08/18/2012

(Portland, Oregon) – Portland hit 100 degrees at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, according the National Weather Service (NWS), bringing the area precariously close to an uncomfortable record. Luckily, all this is disappearing over the weekend.

Vancouver's meteorologist Steve Pierce said this was the second time in the last two weeks the area reached 100 degrees or higher.

“This fell just shy of the daily record (102) at PDX,” Pierce said.

Later in the day Pierce added that Vancouver hit 100, which beat the record there for that day, which was 98 degrees, set in 2008.

Friday still sweltered close to 100, at least in the official gauges; you probably noticed digital thermometers on the streets showing higher. But this weekend brings a kinder, gentler weather pattern.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy in the Portland metro and Willamette Valley areas (such as Salem and Corvallis), with highs in the low 80's. Light winds will be accompanied by a 20 percent chance of rain or thunderstorms. Saturday night lows will be much cooler than lately: around 55.

Sunday will be cloudy in the morning with the sun breaking through to temps in the cozy upper 70's.

Monday will also be cloudy in the morning with similar temps later in the day.

For central Oregon and cities like Bend, isolated thunderstorms are in store for Saturday along with a high around 85 degrees.

Sunday calls for 87 in the Bend area, and Monday will bring sunny conditions and similar temperatures.

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