MEDFORD, Ore.– The heatwave is coming. Which means it’s time to hunker down, find some shade and wait out the beating sun.
On Monday, it may not have reached the 100s but even standing in the sun for too long felt close to those temperatures. NBC5 News spoke with several people who said over the next two days, they plan on finding places to cool off as fast as they can.
Splash pads were a popular mention by many people as well as heading to the lake or the river to wait out the hot afternoons.
“You get to go out and go swimming and have get-togethers and stuff like that,” said Kenzie Mak, 18. “But when it hits over that 98 mark, it is like miserable. So I can’t.”
This extreme heat is expected to start around Tuesday and go into Wednesday evening. Several counties including Jackson and Josephine are expected to top 100 degrees.
As a reminder, if you are spending your time outside make sure you know the signs for heat exhaustion and heat stroke and drink plenty of water.
NBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertising.
Miles is a Rogue Valley native, raised in Ashland. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and photography.