Portland on track to tie record for heat wave – kgw.com

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PORTLAND, Ore. – If the forecast holds through Wednesday, Portland could tie the record for the longest streak of days over 90 degrees ever recorded.

Every day last week hit 90 degrees or hotter. KGW Meteorologist Nick Allard predicts that hot weather will continue through at least Wednesday, and possibly into Thursday.

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“So far, we’ve had seven straight days at 90 or above,” said Allard Monday. “Wednesday would be 10, which would tie the record set back in 2009.”

Monday reached 93 degrees, and Allard expects temperatures to hover around the low 90s Tuesday and Wednesday.

The heat is expected to break Thursday, dropping to the lower 80s. The weekend will be cooler, and metro-area residents could see temps in the upper 70s with clouds returning to the Northwest skies.

That will bring relief for many who have endured the sweltering temps in the Portland metro area over the past week.

The hot, dry weather has also increased wildfire dangers. Officials are urging people to use caution in order to avoid sparking a blaze.

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