Soak up fleeting sunshine

It may hit 80 again Monday, but things will cool off Tuesday

By Dave Kern, Columbian assistant metro editor

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Enjoy the heat, sun lovers, as it probably will vanish after Monday.

“We’ve got one more day of warm temperatures, and we’re looking at about 80 Monday,” said Dave Elson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland.

It was 81 at Pearson Field on Sunday afternoon. But that’s not a Clark County record for April 22. Elson said. The record is 84 degrees in 1910.

We are blessed with “a nice ridge of high pressure aloft over the western U.S.,” said Elson, a Hockinson resident.

The weather service reported 82 degrees at Portland International Airport on Sunday. Elson said it was 87 in The Dalles, Ore., and the Northwest heat leader on Sunday was Medford, Ore., at 89.

A push of marine air on Monday night will bring a chance of some showers Tuesday, with high temperatures of 65 to 70.

And by Thursday, high temperatures will be 55 to 60 with no heat in sight, Elson said.