Hot weather is expected this week. Temperatures will reach the triple digits across the valleys west of the Cascades, while areas east of the Cascades rise into the 90s. Locations near the coast, however, will remain cooler. The map shows where the greatest impacts from the heat are expected.

Red indicates high risk areas where the heat will be dangerous for most people, but especially for those without adequate cooling and/or proper hydration.

Areas in orange indicate a moderate risk where the temperatures will be most dangerous for those sensitive to heat. People can easily take simple precautions to keep safe and not be affected.

Be sure to stay hydrated and drink water before you’re thirsty! Avoid being outdoors in the sun between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. and if you must be outdoors, take frequent breaks in the shade or indoors if possible by seeking air-conditioned buildings. Help the elderly, kids, and pets stay cool and NEVER leave them in a closed vehicle!

Via NWS Medford