Local Alert Weather Forecast, Fri., Mar. 6, 2015
The unseasonably warm temperatures present across the Pacific Northwest for the past few days will refuse to waver this weekend or even as we get into early next work week. A region of high pressure sitting over Central Oregon will keeps skies mostly sunny and temperatures very warm. A few high cirrus clouds are expected over the next few days. These clouds have little moisture content—so don’t expect to see any rain or snow showers from them.
Tonight will be mostly clear and comfortable. No surprises are on the way through the nighttime hours. Lows will fall to a touch below freezing for the majority of the High Desert. Winds will be light and variable as they have been over the past few nights.
The start of our weekend will be sunny. In fact, all of the weekend will see blue skies with only some high wispy clouds. Temperatures will quickly warm with afternoon highs topping out in the upper 60s. Northern locations will be warmer than southern ones. Places like Warm Springs, Maupin and Madras might even high 70 before the day is done.
Sunday is going to be a near repeat of Saturday. Little variation is expected. Skies will stay sunny and temperatures will remain warm. Winds will stay light and form a southerly direction between 5 and 10 mph.
Our broad are of high pressure will persist into next week. Monday and Tuesday will each start off with more sunshine and upper 60 degree weather. The only change will be a small drop in highs for each day. No significantly cloud cover or wind is on the way.
The next opportunity for moisture will be in the form of rain in the Cascades come Wednesday. A small weather disturbance passes through the state and will bring partly cloudy skies to Oregon and an isolated shower or two to the mountains.