Second verse, same as the first. That’s the weather moto around the Northwest this week. For the second time in as many weeks, temperatures are expected to climb well above 100 degrees across the area. Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service said some areas could see temperatures to out around 109 degrees. She said what makes this extreme heat so miserable, is the fact overnight lows only drop to the lower 70s.
“We don’t have the humidity to content with, but we’re used to getting those nice cool nights to let us recharge and kind of gives everything a lift, and then we can face another day of heat. But when it doesn’t cool off at night that make it even more dangerous the next day.”
Lohmann said these intense heat is drying out soil and crops across the area at a quick clip. Will we see rain anytime soon. Lohmann said don’t count on it.
“One forecast model was trying to show something moving in in about 14 days, but most other models continue with the ridge ad dry conditions, so, that one kind of tricks us a lot of times, so we’re kind of holding off whether they come in agreement with that.”
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