WHAT: High temperatures in the upper 90s Thursday, and around 100 Friday. Overnight lows expected be in the mid 60s, however around 70 for urban areas and the Columbia River Gorge Friday night.
WHERE: Portions of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon.
WHEN: Until 11 AM PDT Saturday.
IMPACTS: Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: 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.
For more information from the National Weather Service visit https://weather.gov/portland.
For cooling center locations, visit the CRESA 911 website.