Happy Tuesday evening, everyone!
Cloudy skies tonight will help keep temperatures on the warmer side for overnight lows. Temps will bottom out in the upper 30s and lower 40s, which is about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. Winds will be blustery at times gusting 5 to 10 miles per hour.
Tomorrow clouds will stick around, and we’ll see some areas of haze and smoke from prescribed burns. Shower chances will develop in the afternoon, and we’ll see the chance for rain showers linger overnight. Winds will be gusty at times topping 15 to 25 miles per hour. Highs top out around normal in the low to mid 60s.
By Thursday temps will cool into the low to mid 50s. Winds will still be breezy as a cold front exits the region. Snow levels will be around 6,000′ Thursday morning, which means the mountains will see some scattered snow showers. Overall, Thursday looks mainly dry, but we could see a few light, scattered rain showers in Central Oregon.
Friday will be more of the same with highs in the low to mid 50s. Expect winds to be calmer to round out the week. We’ll see a chance for rain showers develop in the evening. Bundle up if you’re headed out for football!
Saturday is when the real rain arrives. We’ll see a fairly wet day with gusty winds. Winds look to top around 30 miles per hour. Temps will be our coldest of the extended forecast topping out in the upper 40s and lower 50s, which is well below normal. Snow levels will be around 4,400′.
During this time the mountains will look to see anywhere from 6-12″ of snow by the end of the week. Mountain passes will see mixed showers at times. Roads could see some snowy spots and will likely be icy at times.
Sunday sees morning rain showers with a chilly start in the low to mid 30s. Cloudy skies will stick around to end the weekend. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s.