Local Alert Weather Forecast, Tue., Sep. 16, 2014
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West southwesterly winds are gusting across Central Oregon as high as 25 mph as a storm system heads into the state from the southwest. These southwesterly winds ahead of this storm will keep temperatures warm for the next day or so, before a wind shift on Thursday drop temperatures and bring a chance of rain to the area Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
For tonight, it will stay dry. Lows will fall to the lower 50s and upper 40s under increasing cloud cover. Winds will be strong early, but calming throughout the night. The region will be dry with rain starting mostly across western Oregon and very slowly heading eastward.
Wednesday will still manage to be at or above average with temperatures in the upper 70 and lower 80s. Though, expect Wednesday to be significantly cloudier with more clouds than sun. Rainfall won’t start until after 6 or 7 in the evening. It will be in the Cascades first and then very lazily drift eastward over Central Oregon. These showers will be isolated, with some location not seeing any rain. But a fair majority of the high desert will get a least a little bit of rain heading into Thursday morning.
Thursday is when winds will shift to come from the northwest. They will drop temperatures to the lower 70s with skies that remain cloudy. Rain will wrap up early, and the majority of Thursday will be dry.