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Fire weather watch goes into effect Friday

Happy Friday, Central Oregon!

It's another warm, sunny day on the High Desert, with temperatures topping out in the low 90s and high 80s across the board.

That, combined with the drought we are already experiencing in Central Oregon, has led to two separate Fire Weather Watches that will be in effect.

One begins today at 1 p.m. and lasts until at 10 p.m., affecting the western parts of Deschutes and Jefferson counties.

The other one also begins today at 1 p.m. but instead expires Saturday at 10 p.m., affecting all of Crook County, as well as the other parts of Deschutes and Jefferson counties.

La Pine and Sunriver are exempt from these conditions.

Once those expire, more rain could be headed our way.

There's a 40% chance we could see rain on Sunday and Monday, with a possibility of a thunderstorm or two on Sunday night.


Max Goldwasser

Max Goldwasser is a reporter and producer for NewsChannel 21. Learn more about Max here.


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