PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — We are ending the work week with a low heat. Of course we will be using this in relation to our summer heat and not the typical use of just below boiling temperature. It’s going to be hot under the sun, but nothing too extreme or stressful in the Willamette Valley.
The clear hours of the night also led to beautiful mornings. We will be in the 50s and 60s for the morning hours. We should be entering the 70s by the time you run out for lunch. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, be sure to protect yourself from the summer sun.
Temperatures will be warmest around downtown Portland on Friday. High temperatures are expected to reach the low to mid 80s. Some of the surrounding communities will reach the lower 80s. You can browse the slideshow below to get a better idea of the forecast in your neighborhood.
Expect 60s for the Oregon Coast, but it’s going to be a fantastic day. More clouds for the northern coast than for the southern ones. We have a slipping trough from late Friday to Saturday which will bring some clouds to the coast.
The eastern gorge will be sunny, dry and definitely windy. The wind will also continue to blow in the lower Columbia basin on Friday afternoon. Temperatures reach the upper 90s around Hermiston! A bit fresher coming out of Pendleton, but still in the 90s.
Due to dry and windy conditions, there will be a fire weather watch for communities off of I-84 there in the Umatilla area and most basin counties. Wind blowing up to 30 mph with relative humidity up to 15%. Be very careful on Friday as the fire could spread quickly.
Have a good Friday.