HAPPY THURSDAY EVENING CENTRAL OREGON...
Heavy rain hit the High Desert most of the day Thursday and stayed into the early evening hours.
Along with the storm came strong westerly winds blowing through the region, with gusts reaching 23 miles per hour in Prineville.
Lows for the night are expected to be at or below freezing temperatures for most of the region. The only exception is Bend, which is forecast to not get cooler than 33 degrees. Highs for Friday are mostly scattered in the low 40s, while Sunriver and La Pine are both forecast for a high of 36 degrees.
As Central Oregon dips into those below-freezing temperatures overnight, there will be a chance for snow, especially at the higher elevations. That will carry into the morning and turn into rain by the afternoon. Then there’s another chance for mixed showers Friday night.