Local Alert Weather Forecast, Sat., Aug 30, 2014
The ridge of high pressure to the south responsible for keeping our skies sunny and temperatures warm will start to break down and move away tonight and through the holiday weekend. As this happens, cooler Canadian air will slide into the Pacific Northwest from the north. The result will be more clouds for Central Oregon this weekend, as well as the possibility for a few isolated rain showers in the Cascades Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Saturday will see a lot more clouds cover than what Central Oregon has dealt with the past few days. Skies will be partly cloudy all day long. As a result, the lack of sunshine will prevent temperatures from warming up much. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 70s. Winds will be from the west 5 to 15 mph. The afternoon hours may also see a few showers and thunderstorms develop, but the majority of these will be west across the Cascades.
Sunday will be another cool and cloudy day. Highs will only warm to the upper 60s and lower 70s. The region should be drier than Saturday as well.
Labor Day will see an increase in sunshine as high pressure starts to build back into the region. Because of this, expect temperatures will warm up a few degrees and reach the mid 70s in the afternoon. At this point, Monday appears to be a dry day as well.