'Dangerous' heat predicted to return to Oregon
A four-day stretch of dangerous temperatures predicted to reach as high as 110 degrees has been forecast for the Portland area this week, the National Weather Service said Sunday, Aug. 8.
The high temperatures are expected Wednesday, Aug. 11 through Saturday, Aug. 14.
Overnight lows will also be warm, the agency said in a statement released Aug. 8, running in the upper 60s or low 70s and potentially contributing to an increased risk for heat related illnesses.
The forecast isn't as hot as the record breaking heat wave which hit Oregon in June, which reached 116 degrees in parts of the Portland area.
The warning came two days after the Oregon Medical Examiner's Office released new death toll figures related to June's unprecedented heatwave, which killed 96 people in Oregon.
Most were older and lived alone without air conditioning.
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