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Rain expected overnight, snow possible at peaks

Local Alert Weather forecast

Happy Monday, Central Oregon!

The next weather system has moved into the Pacific Northwest this afternoon, with precipitation mainly still west of the Cascades in Washington at this time. 

Precipitation, will continue to spread southeast tonight with a good chance for rain coming to in Central Oregon.

Then on Tuesday morning, the cold front with this system will move across the area with another period of rain, which will decrease to rain showers by late morning.

Snow levels will start out between 7,000 to 8,000 feet early this evening and gradually lower overnight. 

Behind the cold front, they will lower a bit faster, to around 5,000 feet.

There may be snow over the higher mountains, possibly with some light accumulations over the higher ridges and peaks. 

However, this will mainly be a rain event.

Precipitation amounts will range from mainly up to a half to three quarters of an inch in the mountains and perhaps a tenth or two of an inch in the lower elevations. 

Overnight lows will be in the high 20s to high 30s.

Winds will not be too strong, but there will be some locally breezy conditions on Tuesday with gusts up to 25 mph.

Daytime highs will be in the mid- to high 40s. 

High pressure will rebuild over the region on Wednesday and continue into the extended forecast 

A cool, dry northeasterly flow will bring chilly temps through Thursday with highs in the high 30s to mid-40s. 

Dry and slightly warmer conditions expected Friday into the weekend with highs in the 40s to lower 50s. 

A cold front is set to pass through later, on Sunday.

Expect a decent chance of showers, mainly over the mountains, with snow levels dropping down to around 4,000 feet Sunday night. 

A northwest flow set ups on Monday behind the system with mountain snow showers continuing. 

Snow possible for the passes with freezing levels dropping to 2,000 to 3,000 feet. 

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