June 12, 2019 4:30 a.m.
An Excessive Heat Warning and a Heat Advisory remain in effect until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday for much of southern Oregon.
Information from the National Weather Service said afternoon highs will be around 100 degrees.
Areas under the warning include the South Umpqua and Cow Creek basins, and much of the Rogue Valley. That includes communities like Myrtle Creek, Tiller and Glendale in Douglas County, and to the south, Medford, Grants Pass and Rogue River.
Locations under the advisory include the Umpqua and North Umpqua valleys, the upper Rogue Valley and the Illinois Valley. Roseburg, Sutherlin, Elkton, and Camas Valley are among the areas in Douglas County under the advisory. So are Cave Junction, Applegate and Ashland to the south.
Forecasters said there is a high risk of heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Residents should drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned areas, stay out of the sun and check up on neighbors and relatives.
On Tuesday both Roseburg and Medford reached 100 degrees. Each high fell two degrees short of tying the existing record for the date. Both communities are forecast to set new record highs on Wednesday. Roseburg is slated to reach 99 degrees while Medford is forecast to hit 102 degrees. The record high for Roseburg for the date is 97 degrees, set in 2002. In Medford, the record is 99 degrees, set in 1986.
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