Local Alert Weather Forecast, Sat., Nov. 28, 2015
Happy Saturday, everyone!
We did it again! Robert's Field broke another overnight low record set at -4 degrees. This cold snap was not about to leave our area without making a mark. Daytime highs on Saturday only topped out in the lower 20's as a result. Our average overnight low for this time of year is 23 degrees.
Overnight Saturday into Sunday temperatures will fall into the single digits once again, but shouldn't be as low as -4 degrees. Some areas could see some negative digits, though. This will set us up for a cold morning once again with patchy freezing fog across Central Oregon.
A high pressure system is dominating our skies and keeping all precipitation off the coast. We'll have this dry, frigid weather stay with us into the middle of the work week.
Winds won't be strong over the next few days, but the wind chill will make temperatures feel much colder than they are -- probably about 5 degrees colder.
We'll see daytime highs on Sunday get into the upper 20's and lower 30's across the region as we gradually "warm up" over the next few days. We don't get back to daytime average high temperatures until about Wednesday. We should be in the low to mid 40's in Central Oregon -- we're about 20 degrees below that number.
Patchy freezing fog will be with us again Sunday and most likely Monday as the surface begins to warm. Icy road conditions will stick around (literally) for quite some time as the daytime highs get above freezing, and overnight lows dip below.
Make sure you carry chains or traction tires and allow yourself plenty of time when traveling. Drive safe out there and stay warm!