Happy Thursday evening, everyone!
Wave “goodbye” to the warm temperatures and sunshine! We’ll see clouds increase Friday and that will be the beginning of major changes ahead. Overnight we’ll still see gusty winds at times turning blustery. Partly cloudy to mostly clear skies are expected. Temperatures will be cooler, but around average for overnight lows in the low to mid 30s.
FRIDAY : AM Snow Levels: 5,800′
We’ll start with some clouds and will see more clouds in the afternoon. Winds will be gusty again topping 30 miles per hour in some areas as an area of low pressure begins to move south out of Canada. Highs will be cooler than the rest of the week in the upper 50s and lower 60s, which is about 10 degrees below normal.
PM Snow Levels: 4,200′
Overnight into Saturday we’ll start to see showers move into the region beginning with the highest elevations like the Cascades and La Pine and Sunriver. Some of these areas could wake up to a dusting of snow in the morning including the mountain passes. ROADS WILL BE SLICK/SLIPPERY. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION.
SATURDAY : AM Snow Levels: 4,200′
At this point we’ll see some showers spread across the region. Most will be mixed, but higher elevations will see more snow. Highs will be into the mid to upper 40s, so while we have falling snow levels we also see temperatures warm. The result will be wet flakes and/or mixed showers in the afternoon. Winds will be breezy.
PM Snow Levels: 2,900′
Snow will likely fall in many places across Central Oregon with some accumulations by the evening on Saturday. Overnight low temperatures will be cold in the 20s, so ROADS WILL BE SLICK AND/OR SNOW COVERED.
SUNDAY : AM Snow Levels: 3,400′
Sunday morning will begin with snow on the ground for most of Central Oregon, so please drive carefully. Sunday sees more snow showers and mixed showers in the afternoon as an area of low pressure lingers over the region. High temperatures will be the coldest of the extended forecast with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s, which is about 20-30 degrees below normal.
PM Snow Levels: 3,100′
Showers are likely to stick around overnight into Monday, and with lows in the 20s and 30s we will see snow sticking. Again, roads will be slippery.
MONDAY : AM Snow Levels: 3,500′
We’ll see a chance for showers in the morning. Monday looks to see a calming trend with mostly cloudy skies. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 40s.
Take care out driving this weekend and remember to slow down!