The temperature reached 98F here in Portland yesterday afternoon. Not nearly as scorching as Austin and other places in Texas have faced these past few days, and much “cooler” then when we were in fiery grip of the heat dome last summer.
Today is cooler, closer to the range of what I can consider perfect summer weather for Oregon. We’re currently at 86F. I spent time today out in my “zero gravity” chair in the backyard, shaded from the sun by a lilac tree, and working on A Shush Before Dying.
The forecast calls for even cooler temperatures over the next week. But I have no doubt that scorching heat will return next month, if not sooner. We often have a scorching week or two in August.
Meanwhile, stay cool where ever you are and remember to hydrate.