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Good Samaritan breaks window to rescue dog from hot car in NW Portland

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A local woman said she had no choice but to break a stranger’s car window to rescue a dog left inside the car in the sweltering heat on Friday.

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Brian's Friday Forecast

Today's Forecast

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  • 82°
  • 59°

A Warm and Sunny Weekend

Friday, July 21st 1:10 PM

We have some amazing weather on tap the next 7 days around the Portland metro area.

This weekend looks wonderful, with highs warming up into the upper 80s.

The morning clouds, afternoon sunshine pattern will continue the next several days. We will cool off and bring in a few more clouds by the middle of next week.

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2-Day Forecast: Portland

Friday
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  • 82°
  • 59°

PM Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 87°
  • 62°

Warm

Currently in Portland as of

  • 74°(Feels like 74°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.14 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:42:27 am
  • Sunset: 08:50:59 pm
  • Humidity: 48
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

2-Day Forecast: Hillsboro

Friday
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  • 83°
  • 59°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 60°

Sunshine

Currently in Hillsboro as of

  • 76°(Feels like 76°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:43:31 am
  • Sunset: 08:52:14 pm
  • Humidity: 46
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

2-Day Forecast: Troutdale

Friday
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  • 83°
  • 60°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 63°

Sunshine

Currently in Troutdale as of

  • 75°(Feels like 75°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:41:31 am
  • Sunset: 08:50:09 pm
  • Humidity: 44
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

2-Day Forecast: Salem

Friday
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  • 85°
  • 59°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 62°

Sunny

Currently in Salem as of

  • 76°(Feels like 76°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:46:00 am
  • Sunset: 08:50:22 pm
  • Humidity: 42
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 8

Regional Conditions

Portland
74°
Hillsboro
76°
Troutdale
75°
Salem
76°
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It was a busy weekend for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, with deputies making a dozen DUII arrests on Friday alone.

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Heat wave slows MAX trains, prompts Union Gospel to seek water donations

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Record-breaking temperatures in the Portland metro area caused some problems Sunday from MAX train delays to bridge closures. 

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People brave hot weather to celebrate 10th anniversary of Sunday Parkways

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The hot temperatures couldn’t stop people from getting out to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Portland Sunday Parkways. 

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Hot weather poses challenges for search and rescue K-9 teams

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While some of us stay inside and out of the heat on hot days, some teams have to beat the heat for work. FOX 12 caught up a search and rescue K-9 team to learn about the challenges they face on scorchers like Sunday.

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The temperature officially broke 100 in Portland Sunday, and in the latest FOX 12 Weather Blog, Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen outlines what the metro can expect as cooler weather arrives Monday.

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Firefighters work to stay safe during hot weather weekend

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Fighting a blazing fire is already a dangerous job, but it can become even more dangerous when scorching heat is added.

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Many head to area rivers as Portland heat wave arrives

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Saturday temperatures rocketed to the upper 90s across the Oregon and southwest Washington, and some areas even saw their first triple-digit temperatures of 2017.

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Search continues Salem boy last seen swimming in Willamette River

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It's been more than 24 hours since an 11-year old boy in Salem went underwater in the Willamette River and never resurfaced, and Saturday all eyes were back on the water at Wallace Marine Park.

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Crews battle logging debris fire off Hillsboro Highway

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Crews spent Saturday afternoon fighting a logging debris fire in a ravine near Hillsboro Highway near Newberg.

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Deputies rescue two rafters in the water at McIver State Park

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Deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office rescued two rafters who went into the water at McIver State Park Saturday evening.

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Saturday's high temperature set a new record for Portland, but in the latest FOX 12 Weather Blog, Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen says timing is the key to seeing another record-breaker Sunday.

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DIY'ers head to Portland tool libraries during heat wave weekend

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While some people headed to libraries to cool off this weekend, other took the chance to stop at a tool library to check out how to get some sunny summer projects done.

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Oregon coast provides some relief from heat wave hitting Portland metro

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People without central air may consider getting out of town during Portland’s weekend heat wave to take advantage of Mother Nature’s air conditioning on the Oregon coast.

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Cooling off in Vancouver’s Esther Short Park

People cooling off in the fountain at Vancouver's Esther Short Park Friday. People cooling off in the fountain at Vancouver's Esther Short Park Friday.
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With a heat wave on the way for the Portland area, people are doing everything they can to stay cool, including families and event organizers at Vancouver’s Esther Short Park. 

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Officials advise safety as fireworks sales start in Oregon

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The Fourth of July is just weeks away, and Friday was the first day for fireworks sales in Oregon. 

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FOX 12 Surprise Squad offers sweet treats to beat the heat

Friday’s warm weather gave the FOX 12 Surprise Squad a great chance to offer free ice cream to kids and share electric fans with parents at Beaverton City Fountain Park so they could all stay cool.

For more on the Surprise Squad, visit KPTV.com/SurpriseSquad.

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Where to keep cool as heat wave hits Portland

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With temperatures forecast to hit triple-digits this weekend, there are many free and low-cost options for people to stay cool around the Portland metro area.

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Salvation Army opening cooling centers in response to heat wave

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As temperatures climb Friday for the first day unbearably hot weekend, the Salvation Army is opening cooling centers around the metro to help people trying to beat the heat.

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Our heat wave is still on for this weekend. And it’s going to be a scorcher. 

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Hillsboro Hops push back weekend game times due to heat wave

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The Hillsboro Hops have moved back the start times of this weekend's games due to expected triple-digit temperatures.

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Hydration awareness key during excessive heat

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The Portland metro area is expected to brace for lots of sunshine with a heat wave in the weekend forecast, so staying cool and healthy are essential. 

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First responders preparing for busy weekend due to heat wave

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Oregonians love to be in the sun, but paramedics said that can backfire. 

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Vet offers advice on keeping pets cool during weekend heat wave

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While people around Portland might be stocking up on bottled water and sunscreen for their family, they shouldn’t forget about keeping a close eye on their pets during the weekend heat wave.

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Air conditioning repair crews racing to get people ready for heat wave

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As an air conditioning doctor of sorts, Joe Teach of Sunset Heating & Cooling spends his days making house calls and giving AC units checkups to make sure they’re ready for this weekend’s heat wave. 

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Red Cross: How to treat heat-related illnesses

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As the temperature rises in Portland this weekend, people need to make sure they’re watching for heat-related conditions.

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Tips to make a home heat wave ready

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How to build a DIY air conditioner

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With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees this weekend, many people around Portland will be turning on the air conditioning, even if they have made it themselves.

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Red Cross: Know how to beat the heat

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Staying cool is going to be a big priority this weekend in Portland as temperatures are expected to soar up to 100 degrees.

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Scorching temps can make cars dangerous places for kids, pets

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With a weekend heat wave expected for the Portland area, that weather can mean hot cars which can be dangerous for children and pets left inside them. 

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry warns of wildfire dangers as temperatures rise

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More than 125 fires have burned 170 acres of forest and grasslands under the department's protection so far in 2017.

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Hot air balloon pilots prepare for incoming heat

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The Portland metro area is bracing for a major heat wave this weekend and organizers with the Festival of Balloons are preparing for the rising temperatures. 

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Event organizers making changes for hot summer weekend

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The Portland metro area is expecting scorching summer temperatures nearing triple-digits over the next few days, and with the forecast, organizers of several outdoor events planned for this weekend are having to make changes.

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Start time for Sunday's Timbers vs. Sounders match delayed due to excessive heat

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The Timbers vs. Sounders was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, but Major League Soccer announced Wednesday that the time had been changed to 7:30 p.m.

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