expected to last longer than forecasters had initially predicted, setting parts of the normally temperate region on course to break heat wave duration records. As temperatures hit a daily record 102 degrees Fahrenheit (38.9 Celsius) in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, the National Weather Service extended the excessive heat warning for the city from Thursday through Saturday evening. “For the next several days through Saturday we’re going to be within a few degrees of 100 every day,” said Colby Neuman, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Portland. Temperatures are forecast to soar to 101 (38.3 C) again on Friday. The duration of the heat wave puts Portland “in the running” for tying its longest streak of six consecutive days of 95 degrees or higher, Neuman said. Climate change is fueling longer heat waves in […]