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