COME TO THE BEACH

TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT MAY MAKE A COMEBACK ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON LATER THIS WEEK. A QUICK WARMING TREND WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY AS OFFSHORE FLOW STRENGTHENS ACROSS THE REGION. TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE INLAND VALLEYS WILL LIKELY SURGE INTO THE 90S WEDNESDAY...POSSIBLY REACHING 100 DEGREES THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. THE OFFSHORE FLOW WILL INITIALLY RESULT IN A DRY HEAT WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...BUT HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE FRIDAY MAKING IT FEEL MORE UNCOMFORTABLE. SIGNIFICANT COOLING IS NOT EXPECTED TO OCCUR INLAND UNTIL THE WEEKEND.

THE COAST WILL NOT BE IMMUNE FROM THE HEAT EITHER. THE BEST CHANCE FOR A HOT DAY ALONG THE COAST APPEARS TO BE THURSDAY. TEMPERATURES THURSDAY ARE FORECAST TO REACH THE MID 80S TO MID 90S FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST AND THE OREGON COAST NORTH OF LINCOLN CITY. ALONG THE COAST SOUTH OF LINCOLN CITY...TEMPERATURES MAY REMAIN COOLER AS THE SEABREEZE IS EXPECTED TO BE MORE PERSISTENT. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SHOULD BE COOLER ALONG THE COAST AS A SHALLOW MARINE LAYER DEVELOPS AND THE SEABREEZE RETURNS.