As the heat wave begins to wind down into the lower 90s this week, Oregon City residents will still contend with air quality issues caused by Pacific Northwest wildfires. The National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for the region through 7 p.m. Tuesday, after which forecasters expect the smoke to dissipate some.
More details on air quality and the smoke situation can be found at the links below:
Temperatures this week will hang in the low 90s through Thursday, with the first dip back into daytime 80s coming Friday — though the dip will be slight. Friday’s temps will still hover around the upper 80s.
Unfortunately Mother Nature doesn’t care about normals. High temperatures inland expected at or above 90 most of the next week. https://t.co/jJUoARcAW5— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) August 6, 2017
Cloud cover is also expected to return Wednesday, though no precipitation is being forecasted until (maybe) Friday. The chance for rain is low, but there’s still a chance we could see our 50-plus-days (and counting) without measurable rain come to an end. The last time it rained more than 0.02 inches at PDX was June 16.
Forecasters are calling for rain in the Cascade Range through Thursday, so perhaps we’ll see some too.
Today, partly cloudy until this afternoon.
Tuesday August 8
Clear throughout the day. High 95, low 62.
Chance of precipitation: 0%. Wind 3 mph from the NNW
Wednesday August 9
Clear throughout the day. High 96, low 63.
Chance of precipitation: 0%. Wind 3 mph from the NW
Thursday August 10
Mostly cloudy overnight. High 95, low 63.
Chance of precipitation: 2%. Wind 2 mph from the NW
Friday August 11
Light rain starting in the evening. High 90, low 66.
Chance of precipitation: 17%. Wind 2 mph from the WNW
Data provided by darksky.net.