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Clark County heads toward warm weekend weather with temperatures in the 80s

Vancouver could reach a high of 87 Friday

By Chrissy Booker, Columbian staff writer
Published: June 6, 2024, 6:22pm
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Blue skies and sunshine drew warm weather enthusiasts to the shoreline along the Columbia River near Columbia Shores Condominiums on Thursday afternoon. Forecasters predict the warm weather will stick around through the weekend.
Blue skies and sunshine drew warm weather enthusiasts to the shoreline along the Columbia River near Columbia Shores Condominiums on Thursday afternoon. Forecasters predict the warm weather will stick around through the weekend. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Clark County residents can finally retire their umbrellas, as warm temperatures, sunny skies and mellow winds are on the horizon for the weekend.

Vancouver’s warm weather will peak Friday at 87 degrees with a low of 57 degrees. Saturday and Sunday’s high temperatures are expected to be 83 degrees and 78 degrees, respectively, according to the National Weather Service.

Meteorologist Adam Batz at the weather service’s Portland office said warm temperatures pattern are expected for early June as we cruise toward summer.

“Into the weekend should be relatively nice. It is kind of a summer pattern with temperatures in the 80s and maybe the 90s for, but generally keeping those temperatures in the 80s in Portland and Vancouver metro areas,” Batz said.

After the weekend, high temperatures in Vancouver are expected to remain in the upper 70s through Wednesday.

There is a zero percent chance of precipitation through the weekend, and winds will remain tame at about 5 to 10 miles per hour.

There is no extreme heat warning for the weekend, so cooling centers around Clark County won’t be open to residents, according to Marissa Armstrong, spokeswoman for Clark County Public Health.

Still, it’s important to stay safe while in the sun, Batz said. Hot weather, especially prolonged or extreme heat, can cause heat illness. Anyone can suffer from heat-related illness, but older adults, people with pre-existing conditions and unhoused people are more susceptible to heat exhaustion or heat stroke, according to the Washington State Department of Health.

“Even though these temperatures aren’t the hottest we’ve seen in the area, it can still have an impact on your health after prolonged exposure and multiple days of these temperatures,” Batz said. “I mean, the biggest thing is stay hydrated, make sure you have access to water and cool shaded areas for air conditioning.”

Public Health urges everyone to remember that although the weather is warming up, lakes and rivers are still too cold to swim in.

The agency lifted its swim beach warning at Battle Ground Lake on Thursday after the latest water samples did not show elevated levels of bacteria. Public Health had issued the advisory May 30 after routine testing found elevated levels of E. coli bacteria.

For a list of current advisories, visit clark.wa.gov/public-health/public-beaches.

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