By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
July 14, 2014
The hot weather seen across the Northwest over the weekend will carry over into the new week, continuing the risk of heat-related illness.
Temperatures are forecast to run 10 to 20 degrees above normal for much of the region through the first half of the week with the exception of cooler conditions near the region’s coast.
This translates to highs topping out above the 100-degree mark for some locations in the Columbia River Basin including Boise, Idaho; Pasco, Washington; and Medford, Oregon.
Those planning to spend time in the outdoors should be aware of the danger that the heat brings and take the necessary precautions to stay protected from the sun.
“Drinking plenty of non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids will help keep your body cool and will prevent heat-related illnesses,” said AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Jordan Root.
Wearing light-colored clothing will also help you to stay cooler when compared to wearing darker-colored clothing.
“Temperatures may rise quickly outside, but the inside of a vehicle can heat up much faster. Never leave children, disabled adults, or pets in parked vehicles,” Root continued.