Local Alert Weather Forecast, Wed., Mar. 4, 2015
The sunshine across Central Oregon will hang around for quite some time as high pressure continues to dominate the region. Clouds will be few and far between over the next few days, with only the occasional cirrus cloud over the Cascades. Regions of high pressure create stagnate air, and this stagnate air mass means winds will be light and storms will remain out of the Pacific Northwest for quite some time.
Tonight will be chilly. Due to the lack of clouds, overnight lows will cool off quickly as all the heat at the surface of the earth escapes away into space. Tonight’s temperatures will drop to the lower 20s for many locations. Winds will be light and variable all night long.
While our Wednesday was nice, Thursday will be even nicer. Skies will stay sunny and temperatures will warm into the mid to lower 50s. Like Wednesday, Thursday will have light winds with a lot of sunshine. It’s possible a few high clouds roll overhead later in the afternoon, but no rain or snow will be seen from those few clouds.
Central Oregon will hit the 60 degree range come Friday! More sunshine and a warm southerly winds at about 10,000 feet and above will bring the High Desert into the lower 60s. The region—of course—will be very dry with no big of moisture in the State.
Looking ahead at the weekend, conditions will be gorgeous. Blue skies will be present sunup to sundown with only a few high level cirrus clouds. Winds will stay light and highs will hover in the mid 60s. Overall an great weekend is on the way.