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August bringing the heat to Portland: 106 degrees expected next week

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August is set to bring some extreme heat to the Portland metro area.

A heat wave is in the forecast, with temperatures into the 90s by Monday. From there, as the calendar turns to August, it’s just going to get hotter.

FOX 12 meteorologist Brian MacMillan said next week will likely be the hottest week for the area since 2009, when Portland reached 106 degrees on July 28 and 29.

Several spots are expected to hit triple digits by Tuesday next week. Wednesday and Thursday are projected to be record-setting days, with temperatures of 106 degrees in the forecast for Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Tuesday afternoon through Friday evening.

Some relief is expected by next weekend, with highs around 90 degrees next Saturday.

The hottest day on record for Portland is 107 degrees, which happened on July 30, 1965, Aug. 8, 1981 and Aug. 10, 1981.

We’ve already hit 100 degrees once this year on June 25. That day topped out at 101 degrees in Portland and a heat wave that week lasted three days.

This upcoming heat wave will be at least a solid five days, according to FOX 12 meteorologists.  

Saturday also marked the 43rd day in a row without measurable rain in the metro area. That record is 71 days in 1967.

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