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Corvallis residents Jodi Sorenson, left, and Joe Martines cooled off during a July 2017 heat wave by paddling on area rivers. With temperatures expected in the 90s Tuesday and Wednesday, they may want to break out the oars again. 

Are you ready for the heat?

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for noon on Tuesday to 9 p.m. of Wednesday for the mid-Willamette Valley and much of Oregon.

The temperature is predicted to hit 96 degrees in the Albany and Corvallis areas on Tuesday, drop to a low of only 64 degrees on Tuesday night, and then climb again to 94 degrees on Wednesday.

Things will cool down, with Thursday’s high temperature forecast at 85 degrees.

With the high temperatures and limited overnight relief, the National Weather Service is cautioning that there is an increased chance for heat-related illnesses, especially for those who are sensitive to high temperatures.

People most vulnerable include those who spend a lot of time outdoors, those without air conditioning and those without adequate hydration. Young children and the elderly are also at risk. Heat stress is also possible for livestock and outdoor pets.

By Thursday, an onshore flow is forecast to slowly bring cooler temperatures to the region.

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Kyle Odegard can be reached at kyle.odegard@lee.net, 541-812-6077 or via Twitter @KyleOdegard.

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