None dare call it climate change. But if this week is a warning toward mid month, it’s going to be a hot eclipse in Oregon. Temperatures are expected to flirt with or surpass triple digits all weekend, and given the region, it probably won’t be a dry heat:
An overpowering dome of hot air has entrenched itself over the Pacific Northwest and is primed to cook population centers like Seattle and Portland in record-crushing heat through Friday. Excessive heat warnings blanket the western third of Northern California, Oregon and Washington state. High temperatures just inland from coastal locations are forecast to soar to between 100 and 110 degrees.
Eclipse weather is still too far out to confidently predict. At least as far as cloud cover in the notoriously foggy regions near the upper Pacific coast. But with the mercury hitting 100 or more in Portland, there’s a pretty good chance it will still be way hotter than normal come Aug 21.
At least the sun would be out!