Weather advisory temps could reach 90s Wednesday

first_imgSummer may have been late to arrive, but it’s arriving in full force.The National Weather Service in Portland predicts temperatures in the upper 90s Wednesday and Thursday. Their advice: drink plenty of fluids and stay out of the sun.“The oven has been turned on and it won’t shut off until the weekend,” Steve Pierce, vice president of the Oregon chapter of the American Meteorological Society, wrote in an e-mail. “This will be the hottest weather in the metro area since Sept. 22 of 2009 when most areas reached into the lower 90s.”The advisory takes effect Wednesday at 10 a.m.Overnight low temperatures will fall only to the mid-50s and lower 60s Wednesday and Thursday, according to the advisory.The weather service warns that the elderly and those without air-conditioning should seek out cool locations. Children and animals should not be confined to cars, the weather service adds.“This is going to feel like quite a shock, especially after record setting cold and rain in the past two months,” Pierce wrote.last_img read more