Hot weekend forecast for Washington, Oregon
Friday, August 3, 2012
SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service says many Washington and Oregon residents this weekend will feel the hot weather that has been broiling much of the rest of the country.
A combination of high pressure and offshore flow will push temperatures into the 80s, 90s and even 100s in some areas.
Forecasters issued an excessive heat watch for Saturday for southwest Washington and western Oregon, including the Portland area and Willamette Valley. Temperatures in the 90s bring the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Forecasters also are advising people who cool off in lakes and rivers to wear life jackets.
Highs are forecast in the 90s Saturday and 80s Sunday across Western Washington, and in the 90s Saturday and reaching 100 Sunday on the east side of Washington and Oregon.