Weather to heat up above normal but shy of record highs

Weather to heat up above normal but shy of record highs

EUGENE, Ore. - A mid-May heat wave will turn up the temperature in western Oregon to abnormal highs this week but is unlikely to set any new records.

The long-term average high temperature for this time of year is 67 F.

Forecasters predict a high of 82 Tuesday, followed by 88 Wednesday and 82 Thursday.

Temperatures return to normal by the weekend, with a chance of rain to boot.

This week's heat wave will likely fall short of the record high temperatures for these dates.

Back in 1939, May 13 and May 14 both hit 92F. The record for May 15 is 87, set back in 2006.

The highest May temperature recorded in Eugene was 95 F, set on May 17, 2008.