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Excessive heat warnings continue across much of Oregon

As Portland recovers from the worst of a dangerous heat wave, many other parts of Oregon continue to face scorching temperatures. Excessive heat warnings are still in effect for much of the state through the weekend.

Several southwest Oregon counties could continue to see temperatures up to 110 degrees through Thursday. In southeast Oregon, the triple-digit temperatures continue through Saturday evening.

And from the Columbia River Gorge and Central Oregon, all the way east into Idaho, excessive heat warnings are still in effect until Sunday night. High temperatures could get up to 118 degrees in some some spots.

Most of Oregon should see slightly cooler temperatures next week, with overnight relief as lows dip down into the 60s.

Northwest Oregon will see a slight cooldown even sooner, with temps in the 90s or lower beginning Tuesday.

An unnamed man slumps over a garbage can as the temperature rises to over 110 degrees in Portland, June 28, 2021.
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An unnamed man slumps over a garbage can as the temperature rises to over 110 degrees in Portland, June 28, 2021.
Christy Wilding of Portland stayed overnight with her two dogs at a cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center  in Portland, June 28, 2021. The cooling center provided water, snacks, meals, blankets, and cots or mats for sleeping.
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Christy Wilding of Portland stayed overnight with her two dogs at a cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, June 28, 2021. The cooling center provided water, snacks, meals, blankets, and cots or mats for sleeping.
Hundreds have sought shelter at a cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, June 28, 2021. The cooling center provided water, snacks, meals, blankets, and cots or mats for sleeping.
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Hundreds have sought shelter at a cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, June 28, 2021. The cooling center provided water, snacks, meals, blankets, and cots or mats for sleeping.
Johnny Daniels of Portland cools off in the Ira Keller Fountain Park, June 28, 2021.
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Johnny Daniels of Portland cools off in the Ira Keller Fountain Park, June 28, 2021.
Stella Hartfield, 17, left, and her boyfriend Orion Crofut, 19, both of Lake Oswego, took to the Willamette River in Portland to cool off, June 28, 2021.
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Stella Hartfield, 17, left, and her boyfriend Orion Crofut, 19, both of Lake Oswego, took to the Willamette River in Portland to cool off, June 28, 2021.
Scott Steben rests with their cat “Rockit” at a cooling center operated by Cultivate Initiatives at Sunrise Center in Portland, June 28, 2021. Steben’s apartment does not have air conditioning and struggled last night with the heat. Currently the center plans to remain open until Wednesday at 9 AM.
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Scott Steben rests with their cat “Rockit” at a cooling center operated by Cultivate Initiatives at Sunrise Center in Portland, June 28, 2021. Steben’s apartment does not have air conditioning and struggled last night with the heat. Currently the center plans to remain open until Wednesday at 9 AM.
Rob Medeiros of Portland cools off by jumping through a sprinkler set up at a cooling station put on by Cultivate Initiatives at Sunrise Center in Portland, June 28, 2021. The pet-friendly center has food, showers, basic health screening, and a safe place for people to wait out the heat. Currently the center plans to remain open until Wednesday at 9 AM.
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Rob Medeiros of Portland cools off by jumping through a sprinkler set up at a cooling station put on by Cultivate Initiatives at Sunrise Center in Portland, June 28, 2021. The pet-friendly center has food, showers, basic health screening, and a safe place for people to wait out the heat. Currently the center plans to remain open until Wednesday at 9 AM.
Hundreds have sought shelter at a cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, June 28, 2021. The cooling center provided water, snacks, meals, blankets, and cots or mats for sleeping.
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Hundreds have sought shelter at a cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, June 28, 2021. The cooling center provided water, snacks, meals, blankets, and cots or mats for sleeping.
Calamity Payne, left, is a little emotional after arriving at the cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, June 28, 2021. Payne and Daniel Gestri met at a Portland library today, where they had sought respite from the heat along with their rabbits, but had to move on to the convention center where pets were allowed.
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Calamity Payne, left, is a little emotional after arriving at the cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, June 28, 2021. Payne and Daniel Gestri met at a Portland library today, where they had sought respite from the heat along with their rabbits, but had to move on to the convention center where pets were allowed.
Children play in the fountain at the Portland Water front as the temperature rises to more than 100 degrees fahrenheit
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Children play in the fountain at the Portland Water front as the temperature rises to more than 100 degrees fahrenheit
Dozens of people sat and played in the Ira Keller Fountain Park in Portland, June 28, 2021.
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Dozens of people sat and played in the Ira Keller Fountain Park in Portland, June 28, 2021.
A thermometer reads 113 degrees in Rhododendron, Ore., June 28, 2021.
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A thermometer reads 113 degrees in Rhododendron, Ore., June 28, 2021.
Construction workers near the 1000 block of NW Lovejoy Street, June 28, 2021.
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Construction workers near the 1000 block of NW Lovejoy Street, June 28, 2021.
Only a handful of people were on dock south of the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland, finding a little respite from the heat by hanging out near the Willamette River, June 28, 2021.
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Only a handful of people were on dock south of the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland, finding a little respite from the heat by hanging out near the Willamette River, June 28, 2021.
Carl W. (no last name given) of Portland stayed overnight at a cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center  in Portland, June 28, 2021, after his air conditioning went out in his home. The cooling center provided water, snacks, meals, blankets, and cots or mats for sleeping.
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Carl W. (no last name given) of Portland stayed overnight at a cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, June 28, 2021, after his air conditioning went out in his home. The cooling center provided water, snacks, meals, blankets, and cots or mats for sleeping.
People float the Deschutes River through Bend, Ore., in the shadow of Mount Bachelor Friday, June 25, 2021. Weekend temperatures were forecast to reach nearly 110 degrees.
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People float the Deschutes River through Bend, Ore., in the shadow of Mount Bachelor Friday, June 25, 2021. Weekend temperatures were forecast to reach nearly 110 degrees.
Dust rises from the dry bed of Summer Lake, north of Paisley, Ore., June 28, 2021.
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Dust rises from the dry bed of Summer Lake, north of Paisley, Ore., June 28, 2021.
“Rico” tries to stay cool in Beavercreek Ore., June 28, 2021. Many pet owners have struggled to keep their animals from overheating during the heat wave.
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“Rico” tries to stay cool in Beavercreek Ore., June 28, 2021. Many pet owners have struggled to keep their animals from overheating during the heat wave.

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