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Eagle Creek Fire grows in Gorge; evacuations ordered, I-84 shut down

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The Eagle Creek Fire continued to grow in the Columbia River Gorge, leading to evacuation orders for nearby towns.

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Tracy's Monday Forecast

Today's Forecast

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  • 69°
  • 54°

CLOUDY MONDAY

Saturday, Sept. 25, 4:00 AM


Today will be cloudy with a chance of a few scattered light showers in the afternoon and early evening. 

Tomorrow weather shifts into the mid 70s with mostly sunny skies. Wednesday and Thursday will be warm with highs reaching into the mid 80s. 

 

 

Happy first day of fall!!! It is a beautiful afternoon across the metro area, with warmer high temps, back into the mid to upper 60s.

 

Tomorrow will be a little bit cooler, with more clouds and patchy morning fog. Some spots could see some sprinkles, especially the second half of the day. Sunday and Monday will stay partly cloudy, with morning low clouds, but we will slowly start to warm.

 

On Tuesday, high pressure will take over and we'll see our temperatures soar to the 80s by Wednesday.

2-Day Forecast: Portland

Monday
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  • 69°
  • 54°

Shower Chance

Tuesday
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  • 75°
  • 57°

Much Warmer

Currently in Portland as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:01:48 am
  • Sunset: 07:01:36 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

2-Day Forecast: Hillsboro

Monday
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  • 66°
  • 52°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 79°
  • 54°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Hillsboro as of

  • 63°(Feels like 63°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:02:57 am
  • Sunset: 07:02:44 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

2-Day Forecast: Troutdale

Monday
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  • 67°
  • 53°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 78°
  • 58°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Troutdale as of

  • 67°(Feels like 67°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:00:45 am
  • Sunset: 07:00:33 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

2-Day Forecast: Salem

Monday
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  • 69°
  • 54°

Showers

Tuesday
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  • 78°
  • 55°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Salem as of

  • 65°(Feels like 65°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.12 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:03:01 am
  • Sunset: 07:02:55 pm
  • Humidity: 65
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

Regional Conditions

Portland
66°
Hillsboro
63°
Troutdale
67°
Salem
65°

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Portland Parks & Rec closes outdoor pools due to air quality issues

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