GOOD FRIDAY MORNING, EVERYONE...
A dominant westerly and SW flow will keep some smoke in the air today and an air quality alert in place until noon Saturday. Today, we will have a few clouds build in by the end of the day. Highs will be in the mid 70's and SW breezes will be gentle at 5-10 mph. Clouds will thicken rapidly tonight and bring a 40% chance of rain by morning. Lows will be in the upper 30's to upper 40's, with southerly breezes at 5-10 mph.
Rain is likely much of the day Saturday. Highs will only reach the upper 50's and westerly winds will ramp up to 15-20 mph, with gusts to 30 mph. The chance of rain will back off a bit Saturday night, but windy conditions will stay with us all night.
Also, lows will range from the mid 20's to mid 30's, so upper elevations will see some snow mix in with the rain. Don't be surprised if we wake up to some fresh snow on the cascades Sunday morning. Mt. Bachelor could see 2-4" accumulate at the higher levels. With the freezing level dropping to about 5,400’, the passes may see a little snow mixing with the rain, as well.
A chance of rain will carry through Sunday into Sunday night. Highs will be in the mid 50's and overnight lows will range from the low 30's to low 40's. Some partial clearing and a little warming will carry us into next week. Skies will be partly cloudy. Highs will be in the low to mid 60's, pretty average for this time of year. Lows will be in the low 30's to low 40's.
A slight chance of some showers will move through Tuesday afternoon and evening.
In the NewsChannel 21 Weather Center, I'm Bob Shaw...
HAVE A SPARKLING DAY IN CENTRAL OREGON!