hot weather

Rachael McDonald

Oregonians can expect some relief from the string of very hot days we’ve been experiencing. The National Weather Service is forecasting a cooling trend as we head into the weekend.

Lane County

With this week’s heat wave, health officials are warning of dangers associated with leaving a child or pet in a car.  Last year nationwide, 39 children died after being left in cars. Already this year, 29 have died.

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The hot weather this week can be deadly for small children, the elderly and people with heart disease. Lane County Public Health advises community members to plan ahead to avoid heat-related illnesses.

Kevin Mooney / Northwest News Network

This Wednesday could be among the hottest days on record in Eugene.There’s an excessive heat warning in effect for the Willamette Valley and south-west Oregon this week.

Central Oregon Fire

The first weekend of summer is going to be a hot one in Oregon. Clear, sunny skies are forecast with highs in the mid-90s in the Willamette Valley.

Researchers Map Portland's Hottest, Most Polluted Places

Jul 30, 2015
Cassandra Profita / Earthfix

When it's hot outside, city neighborhoods with lots of pavement get hotter and more polluted than the ones with more greenery. It's called the urban heat island effect. And as the summers in the Northwest get hotter with climate change, these hot spots pose a growing risk to human health.In Portland, researchers are mapping the city's hottest, dirtiest places, and looking for ways to cool them down.

Marion County Sheriff's Department

The hot weather, along with the cool rivers and ocean, can be a deadly combination in the Northwest.  The near-drowning of a child in Oregon is a good reminder to practice water safety.

On Monday, an 8-year-old boy was swimming in Butte Creek in Scotts Mills Park. Marion County Sheriff Sergeant Chris Baldridge says the older brother and aunt were also in the water.