Get ready for the heat! According to the latest FOX 12 forecast models, temperatures in Portland could soar above 100 degrees next week.
After a slightly warmer weekend with brief morning clouds and lots of afternoon sunshine, a strong ridge of high pressure will build over the region. That, combined with a warm east wind will cause temperatures to greatly increase.
Highs will be in the 90s by Monday and will rise close to 100 degrees on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with Wednesday currently looking to be the hottest day of the three.
Some of the forecast models are hinting at even hotter temperatures, especially on Wednesday, but it’s a little early to go there. The all-time record for Portland is 107 degrees, which has been hit three times: July 30, 1965, August 8, 1981, and just two days later on August 10, 1981.
Portland has hit the 100-degree mark once this year back on June 25, when the high temperature at Portland International Airport topped out at 101 degrees. That heat wave lasted just three days.
The dry weather will continue with the higher temperatures. Friday marked the 42nd day in a row without measurable rainfall. The record is 71, set back in 1967.