PORTLAND -- The recent unseasonably rainy weather has stopped, and another heat wave is expected this week with sunny skies and temps in the upper 80s and 90s.
KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill predicted a four-day stretch of 90-degree days, starting Monday.
We see our last comfortable days for possibly a week, Hill said Saturday. Hot days are likely much of this coming week.
Saturday's temperatures topped out at 85 degrees in Portland, and people in the metro area were out enjoying the comfortably sunny weather in lakes, rivers and fountains downtown.
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On Sunday, temps were expected to hit 90 degrees in some areas, Hill said. The coast should also see warm temperatures for a stellar beach day, with highs in the low to mid-70s.
The 90-degree days were projected to last through Friday, until temps cooled a bit to the mid-80s.
That hot weather also ushered in increased fire dangers, especially for central and eastern Oregon.
Two of the country's largest wildfires, the Buzzard Complex fire in the eastern part of the state and the Carlton Complex fire in Washington, continue to burn hundreds of square miles of land.