PORTLAND, Ore. — Much of the metro area, Columbia River Gorge and Southwest Washington is under a heat advisory until 10:00pm on Monday.
Temperatures are expected to hit the low to mid 90’s. Heat-related illnesses are possible, so make sure to drink plenty of liquids and stay out of the sun.
Cooler air moves through overnight bringing relief on Tuesday in the mid 70’s.
* WHAT...Temperatures of 90 to 95 degrees are expected this afternoon. * WHERE...In Oregon, Lower Columbia, Greater Portland Metro Area, Upper Hood River Valley, Western Columbia River Gorge and Central Columbia River Gorge. In Washington, I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County, Greater Vancouver Area, Western Columbia River Gorge and Central Columbia River Gorge. * WHEN...Until 10 PM PDT this evening. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur. Instructions: Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.