Smoky weekend ahead, Central Oregon!
A ridge of high pressure will dominate the area, which will result in the northwest flow becoming west to southwest. The westerly component is transporting thick, dense smoke from the wildfires across the region. This is also resulting in cooler temperatures than previously forecast.
Saturday's and Sunday's highs should be in the mid 80s, with dense smoke anticipated through the weekend. The upper ridge will move to the east on Monday, allowing a weak cold front to move in.
The air quality alert is still in place until Monday at noon.
There's a chance of rain on Monday night into Tuesday, but winds are still expected to increase, beginning Sunday afternoon. Highs will be closer to average, in the upper 70s through next week, with lows just above average, in the 40s.
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