Portland will flirt with record-breaking heat this week


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It’s not quite summer just yet, but this week will certainly feel like it in the Portland metro area.

The area could see some record-breaking temperatures, specifically on Tuesday and Wednesday, which are expected to hit 96 and 97 degrees, respectively.

The hot weather is unusual for the metro area as the city typically see temperatures in the 70s during this time of the year. Portland’s first 90-degree day normally doesn’t happen until June 16.

With the summer-like weather approaching, it’s important to stay cool and safe.

  • Don’t leave kids or pets in the car — even for a few minutes

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Wear sunscreen and limit outdoor exposure

  • Check river temperatures before jumping in

There are interactive fountains around the city for Portlanders to take advantage of as the summer heat approaches.

  • Bill Naito Legacy Fountain (in Waterfront Park, by Saturday Market)

  • Director Park’s Teachers Fountain (815 SW Park Avenue)

  • Holladay Park Fountain (NE 11th Avenue and Holladay Street)

  • Jamison Square (810 NW 11th Avenue)

  • McCoy Park (N. Trenton Street and Newman Avenue)

  • Salmon Street Springs Fountain (Waterfront Park, corner of SW Salmon Street)

Splash pads don’t open until Wednesday, which coincides with the last day of Portland Public Schools.

As the week goes on, temperatures cool off a bit, but will still remain in the upper 70s to mid-80s.

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