The advertised round of hot weather is upon us today and tomorrow and will only last a couple of days, thank goodness. I would say highs today with east winds will shoot up into the mid-90s and despite a calming of those winds Wednesday, we still stay in the mid-90s or maybe a degree or two higher. Pushing 100? Hopefully not.
And if that weren’t enough, some old leftover tropical moisture is forecast to make its way northward, maybe along the Cascades Thursday making the possibility of thunderstorms a reality. Maybe a sprinkle locally? Much of the Willamette Valley is under a fire weather watch.
A heat advisory has been issued for Clark County today and tomorrow. Keep hydrated, care for pets and the elderly. Best to stay in a building with air conditioning during the hottest afternoon hours. Overnight lows tonight remain in the 60s, so not good sleeping weather for many.
Keep those outdoor flowers watered today with east winds. Things will dry out quickly. Cooler ocean air will filter inland Thursday but we still enjoy highs in the 80s right through the long holiday weekend. Some morning clouds are most likely to temper the afternoon high temperatures. At least some relief later in the week.
Go to the coast for relief you say? Not today or tomorrow. Those hot and dry easterly winds will blow all the way to the ocean beaches and from Astoria to the Long Beach Peninsula, expect highs well into the 80s and pushing 90 degrees. Astoria could break its old record high of 88 degrees set way back in 1984 tomorrow. At least you could wade in the cooler ocean waters.
Vancouver schools start today and it will be a hot one. Not only will the kids have to adjust to getting up early and going to school, they will have to adjust to the excessive heat which we have had little of this summer.
So keep yourself cool as you can, sunblock if outdoors and keep those thirsty plants watered. We will chat on a somewhat cooler Thursday.