Record high temperatures in Washington, Oregon; sunny days from summer-like high pressure

Associated Press

Temperatures hit record highs in parts of Washington and Oregon as one of the mildest winters continues in the Northwest.

On Monday, the National Weather Service reported record highs of 59 at Sea-Tac Airport, 60 at Olympia, 62 at Hoquiam, 62 at Vancouver, 61 in Portland, 62 at Hillsboro, Oregon, and 66 at Salem, Oregon.

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Forecasters expected more near-record temperatures Tuesday because of a summer-like high pressure ridge that creates sunny, dry days.

Forecasters say the ridge might weaken enough Wednesday for some clouds, along with a chance of light rain and mountain snow Thursday and Friday. But the high pressure is expected to rebuild over the weekend and into next week.