Close to 90 this afternoon, cooling trend continues into the weekend

The Portland/ Vancouver weather forecast from the KGW weather team. Updated several times daily, this includes the outlook around Oregon and in Southwest Washington.

Temperatures late this afternoon reach close to 90° in the Willamette Valley, not quite as hot as the past few days. Meanwhile parts of central and eastern Oregon are sweltering yet again.  

In all cases, the heat will be backing off the next few days, and in the Valley, we don’t see another 90-degree day in our 7-day forecast.

Fire danger remains high east of the Cascades today. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for parts of the Gorge and the Columbia Basin.

The weekend looks partly to mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 80s.   A marine layer settled along the coast this morning and may cover some beaches much of today, Saturday and Sunday.  Weekend highs at the coast will hold in the 60s. 

A cold front expected inland Monday will bring a slight chance of showers. Otherwise we don’t see rain in the 7-day forecast, and probably well beyond. Portland’s last measurable rain was July 7 (0.03″) and our last significant rain was six weeks ago, June 20 (0.33″).

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Chris McGinness is a meteorologist and transportation reporter for KGW. Got a story idea or a great photo you want to share? Email him at or reach out on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram

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