Record-breaking heat expected in Portland

Record-breaking heat expected in Portland

Record-breaking heat expected in Portland

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 11:34 AM

PORTLAND -- Temperatures are expected to climb to a record-setting 87 degrees in the Portland metro area Thursday, after hitting 83 on Wednesday.

"Anything above 85 degrees will be a new record for Thursday," said KGW Meteorologist Nick Allard. "Get ready for another record-setting day across the area with sunny skies and summer-like conditions."

He added that east wind will continue to make conditions gusty and breezy, too.

The last Portland record for the date was set in 1998, with a high of 85 degrees.

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Anyone looking for a way to stay cool should head to the Oregon Coast, Allard said, where higher winds will keep temperatures in the 70s instead of the 80s.

Temperatures will cool down across the state on Friday. Allard said to expect temperatures in the 70s with cloudy skies.

"We could even see a few sprinkles by the end of Friday, especially at the coast. Then this weekend we'll drop into the 60s with showers Saturday afternoon and more through the day on Sunday," Allard said.

Last week: Late season storm dumps on Mt. Hood

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