Happy Friday, Central Oregon,
For today, showers will mainly be confined to the Cascades and the eastern mountains with light snow above 4,500 feet in our forecast area.
It will be very windy at higher elevations and breezy in the lower ones.
A stronger front will follow tonight and Saturday, with rain and mountain snow likely in all areas between midnight and Saturday afternoon.
Up to an inch of rain is expected for the mountain ranges.
Snow levels will lower during the day and will fall to near 4,000 feet Saturday night.
Precipitation will taper off after the frontal passage, therefore the heaviest snow accumulations will be in the higher elevations.
Strong winds will also accompany the front.
A few thunderstorms are also possible on Saturday with cold air aloft.
A fairly unstable northwest flow aloft on Sunday will bring scattered showers and breezy winds.
One to two inches of new snow are possible for elevations above 3500 feet.
Sunday night through Friday The region will be under northwest flow.
Overall precipitation chances will be on the decrease throughout the week.
There will be chances for mountain showers through Tuesday then mostly dry Wednesday through Friday.
A fairly significant shortwave trough will bring colder air to the region for the end of the week.
Temperatures will start out above normal for Monday and Tuesday then cool to at least slightly below normal for Wednesday through Friday.