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High temperatures cover the Willamette Valley, thunderstorms possible

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The heat advisory. Lisa Kriederman of the NWS reminded the public to stay hydrated and check on vulnerable neighbors.

A heat advisory is in place for the Willamette Valley, with temperatures expected to climb near triple digits in some areas.

The advisory will last until late Thursday night. It stretches from Washington State down past Oakridge, reaching Corvallis in the west.

Lisa Kriederman is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. She says temperatures are about fifteen degrees warmer than normal for this time of year, so the public should take precautions.

“We just want people to make sure that they have access to a cool space if they can reach one. Also, try to limit your activity outside during the hottest parts of the day, if you can.”

Kriederman says there could be thunderstorms in the Cascades, but they are unlikely to reach the Valley. She advises people to head indoors if a storm begins.

Nathan Wilk is a freelance reporter and former reporting intern. He began in radio at a young age, serving as a DJ and public affairs host across Oregon. He is a senior at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.