Wednesday’s heat breaks records in several cities

Portland broke 100 degrees by 3:20 p.m.

The sun rises over Portland as seen from Chopper 6, August 2 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Wednesday’s heat broke daily records across Oregon.

The high hit 105 degrees in most places by 5 p.m., breaking the daily record of 96 degrees in 1986.

According to the National Weather Service, record highs for August 2 have been set in Portland at 99, Astoria at 93, McMinnville at 104 and Hillsboro at 102.

The haze you might have noticed is coming from a wildfire in British Columbia.

An Excessive Heat Warning is in place for the valley and surrounding locations until Friday night at 11 p.m. Overnight temperatures are not cooling much.

A Heat Advisory goes into place for the coast Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon with highs likely in the upper 80s.

The last heat wave like this occurred July 27-29 2009 with 3 days over 100 degrees. The all-time high record in Portland is 107 degrees and we will be close this on Thursday.

Head over to the KOIN 6 News Weather Center for more information and a full forecast.