Local Alert Weather Forecast, Fri., July 31, 2015
With high pressure continuing to dictate clear and sunny conditions we can brace ourselves for another hot day where highs could break records all around the state. Most of Central Oregon will be in the upper 90's. Many areas, however, will easily make it into the triple digits this afternoon. Focus on staying hydrated and the use of sunscreen as you are out and about today.
We may see a few high, thin clouds today and breezes will be gentle at 5-10 mph out of the north. Those gentle breezes will turn westerly and southerly tonight. Under mostly clear skies we will stay warm tonight, as well. Lows will be in the 50's.
The National Weather Service has put a Red Flag Warning in place for much of our region as well as the western portion of the state. Storm activity is not expected to be huge, but hot, dry conditions have dictated the action.
We will stay hot through the weekend and then begin a cool down going into next week. Cooler air will be drawn into the region by a developing low pressure center that will track down the Canadian coastline into the Pacific NW. With that cooler air, however, will come a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Do not be surprised if this storm activity prompts more fire weather warnings. Please use extreme caution power equipment, camp fires, and other potential fire starters while you are out enjoying our beautiful region.
HAVE A SPARKLING DAY IN CENTRAL OREGON!