High pressure will be in control this week. Skies will be mostly sunny inland with high temperatures in the low 90s inland and mid to upper 60s along the coast. We'll have a chance for thunderstorms in the Cascades Tuesday through Saturday.
The hundreds of thousands of acres burning in Oregon and Washington has prompted lawmakers to take action. Senator Ron Wyden is working with Idaho Senator Mike Carpo to secure more than $600 million of funding from the supplemental funding to this year’s fire season.
A state of emergency has been verbally declared in Oregon by Governor Kitzhaber due to the severe fire season. The governor’s office says the emergency declaration enables the Oregon National Guard to mobilize resources on an as-needed basis to assist fire crews in the state.