Happy Thursday evening, everyone!
Tonight clouds will roll into after midnight. We had a sunny and very mild day for Central Oregon with highs reaching 63 degrees in Bend and Redmond. Overnight lows will be above average as well in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Winds will be out of the southeast around 10 miles per hour.
Friday wakes up to more clouds than what we saw for today and that’s just the beginning of changes in store. Snow levels will begin the day around 6,000′ then falling to 4,900′ by the evening. Daytime highs for Friday will be cooler in the mid to upper 40s, but also still above average. Winds will be picking up out of the south gusting around 20 miles per hour.
Showers will mainly fall across the Cascades on Friday with the arrival of the cold front. Central Oregon has a chance for showers by the afternoon, but at this point it’s looking like we’ll see mostly cloudy skies more than anything. Overnight into Saturday snow showers will fall in higher elevations in southern Deschutes county like La Pine and Sunriver.
Saturday begins with snow levels around 5,300′ and will fall to 4,300′ by the end of the day. The High Desert will see some showers in the evening Saturday going into Sunday. Breezy conditions with mostly cloudy skies are expected as well. Highs will reach the mid to upper 40s.
Sunday will be a mixed bag with winds picking up, some snow showers (snow levels will be around 2,800′ in the morning falling to 1,600′ by the evening), and cooler daytime highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
By Monday an area of low pressure will pull in cold air from the north. Our daytime highs will struggle to make it out of the 30s for the first half of next week.