Weather forecast for Portland, Oregon Saturday August 6th

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — All good things must come to an end. Yes, I’m talking about friendly summer days. Here we go again, another wave of heat. Saturday is our “warm-up” day. By the time you sink your teeth into that roast beef sandwich for lunch, Portland will already be in the 80s. 90.

This will be our third heat episode this summer. On the bright side, it will be short – Saturday to Monday. Nothing like this heat wave at the end of July which lasted an agonizing eight days with several days in the triple digits. Attention, the hottest day will probably be Sunday, up to 100 degrees. Then we are downhill on Monday, but still above 90.

A fire weather watch is in effect Saturday for the Willamette Valley area and the Columbia River Gorge. A heat advisory begins Sunday and ends Monday evening.

A shift in wind direction will give our skies a hazy golden color with a stronger offshore flow. At this point, there is no air quality advisory. It’ll probably be more of an optical disappointment if you’re hoping for stunning mountain views. Stay with KOIN for air quality updates.

Even though we had predicted this heat well in advance, let’s face it, heat waves cost money. Funny, that saying about money burning a hole in your pocket takes on new meaning. yes it is the cost of electricity and if you have kids or other dependents, it’s all about finding ways to escape the heat if you don’t have AC power. This week, I’ve been thinking about how much money Summer owes me. Not my friend Summer, but the season.

If you want to analyze the cost of weather disasters in your area, go to the National Environmental Information Centers website.

Dale D. Schrum