If you stepped outside Saturday night to reminisce about a glorious day of blasting heat and you saw naked bike riders, you will be disappointed Sunday.

The National Weather Service predicts a slight drop of Saturday’s high of 92 degrees to about 88 degrees Sunday.

Forecasters say there’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. There may be a calm wind in the afternoon and a predicted low around 67 degrees.

For back-to-work Monday, they call for a near repeat: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88 degrees and a low around 63 degrees. Tuesday’s forecast of a high near 85 degrees may be followed by spiking heat on Wednesday, maybe hitting near 95 degrees.

A fire warning remains in effect until 11 a.m. Sunday due to continuing hot, dry conditions followed by abundant lightning across southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon. More hot, dry weather is predicted for the week ahead.

Fire risk is high throughout much of eastern Oregon, with record high temperatures recorded in several locations Saturday. The Sugarloaf Fire, near the headquarters of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, mushroomed to 5,500 acres in just hours Saturday.

Fire officials said wildland fuels are extremely dry, in a condition not typically seen until mid-August.

— Janet Eastman

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