PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregonians are bracing for hot weather, with temperatures forecast to reach well into the 90s next week.
Retailers on Saturday reported strong demand for hot-weather supplies like fans and air-conditioners.
Several counties opened cooling centers to provide relief from sweltering temperatures.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Saturday and said weekend weather was expected to be abnormally humid west of the Cascades, with a chance for rare thunderstorms overnight and on Sunday.
Temperatures were expected stay relatively cool Sunday and Monday, following by a return of high temperatures in the upper 80s to upper 90s beginning Tuesday.