Weather forecast for Portland, Oregon for Friday, October 18, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Our endless summer extends his stay.

Portland, again, broke another daily record on Thursday: 84° (previous record: 81° 2004). In all, Portland has spent four days this month breaking vinyl and we could repeat that pattern all weekend long.

Areas sheltered from the Friday morning wind could drop into the 40s while PDX and exposed east-facing cliffs will likely remain above 50°. In the afternoon, we experience a repeat of hot temperatures at or above 80, foggy and smoky, with a northerly wind and easterly winds aloft.

The Nakia Creek Fire will push smoke west, causing brownish haze over Portland and poor air quality at times. Unhealthy air is expected downwind of the fire. The air quality advisory for Greater Portland Metro is due to expire Friday evening. The air quality advisory for southwest Washington will remain in effect until Monday.

Fire growth concerns: This Saturday the east wind wants to take off. Wind speed could exceed 20 mph. Saturday will also be the hottest day of the mid-1980s. This is the worst time to deal with wildfires.

Fire weather watch for the weekend: These are the western slopes of the WA Cascades from the northern edge of Cowlitz County to the north. This is due to low humidity and higher wind speeds on foothills and ridges. Basically, wildfires will grow in size during this time.

Records broken on Thursday

SEVERAL HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR OCTOBER 13

LOCATION 13 OCT HIGH PREVIOUS RECORD FROM 13 OCT
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HILLSBORO 87 80 SET IN 1991/1961
VANCOUVER 85 81 SET IN 2004
MCMINNVILLE 85 80 SET IN 1939/1917
PORTLAND (AIRPORT) 84 81 ESTABLISHED 2004
TROUTDALE 84 79 SET 1991
EUGENE 81 79 SET IN 1936
PORTLAND (DOWNTOWN) 81 80 SETTLED 1939

Dale D. Schrum