Banks, Environment, Weather

‘Excessive Heat Watch’ issued in advance of weekend triple-digit temperatures

The sun near Mountaindale on July 31, 2017. The sun is widely considered a significant contributing factor to high temperatures. Photo: Chas Hundley

It’s going to be hot this weekend, so hot, in fact, that meteorologists are expecting the possibility that June temperature records could be broken, and that the weather will bring life-threatening heat to the region. 

The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued an “Excessive Heat Watch” Wednesday morning for almost the whole state of Oregon, including the entirety of Washington County. 

The watch begins Friday evening, and extends through Monday evening. The hottest day of that period will be Sunday, June 27, where the National Weather Service currently forecasts a high of 104 degrees Fahrenheit, one of three days forecast with triple-digit temperatures from Saturday to Monday. 

“Extreme . . .

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