Showers today, 90s this weekend!
Clear skies allowed visible satellites to pick up the smoke clouds, gusting from the now 1,000 acre and growing fire.
Forecasters say a combination of gusty winds and low humidity are creating a high wildfire danger through Friday
While the solar storm could cause fluctuations in the power grid, the flares also increase the chance of seeing the northern lights locally.
In addition to a wind advisory issued for the Portland and Vancouver metro areas, a red flag warning is in effect Thursday.
The hot lava flowing from a Hawaiian volcano continued its slow creep toward a sparsely populated neighborhood.
A small asteroid will be zooming closely by Earth Sunday, according to NASA.
If you've noticed especially grueling hot summer nights this year, it's because urban heat islands are worse at night.
This has broken records in Oregon and Washington as far back as 1890.
There is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 8 p.m. for Portland metro and areas east.
"We just drink lots of water and, as much as we can, try and stay out of the heat," construction worker Jesse Debord said.