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Mostly clear conditions expected Monday

After a wild weather weekend, our conditions in Central Oregon will look a lot different on Monday.

To recap some of the activity from Saturday, the National Weather Service was on scene in Culver to determine if a tornado is responsible for the damage in that area. Based on what they've found so far, they are calling it a supercell thunderstorm, or a straight line wind event, rather than a tornado. We should have confirmation either way in the next couple of days.

Another big question of Saturday was why the storm cloud was green. The reason for that is not because of pollen, or because a tornado was on the way. Storm clouds turn green when they are tall, large and heave, filled with rain and sometimes hail (like we had yesterday). When the sun shines down on those clouds, the rain and hail absorb the red and blue light emitted from the sun, leaving that green color behind.

As for your Monday, we will have mostly cloudy skies to begin the day with a 20% chance for rain before 11 a.m.

Then mostly clear skies are expected the rest of the day Monday through Tuesday.

Forecast highs for Monday are mainly in the low 70s.

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Max Goldwasser

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