Local Alert Weather Forecast, Fri., Mar. 27, 2015
After 70 degree heat on Thursday and Friday, a weak cold front is responsible for dropping temperatures back into the 60s this weekend. Overall the weekend will still be pleasant and above average. The average high for this time of year is in the mid 50s.
Tonight may see a few isolated showers, mostly in the Cascades, as well as an occasional bolt of lightning within those showers. Overnight lows will fall into the mid to upper 30s tonight. Winds will remain from the west between 5 and 15 mph. Rain chances tonight are small, but the locations that do see rain will only have it for a few brief minutes.
Saturday will be cooler, but still nice. Showers seen early in the day will be gone quickly and the majority of our Saturday will be mostly sunny and dry. Daytime highs will take a hit due to the passing cold front. Afternoon temperatures will only manage the mid to lower 60s. Winds will be from a westerly direction between 5 and 10 mph, gusting as high as 15 mph.
Sunday will be a few degrees warmer than Saturday. The day will be dry as well. A light southwesterly wind, in combination with a lot of sunshine will boost temperatures into the mid to upper 60s. Overall it will be a very nice day across the High Desert.
Monday will be the last day of warm before another storm system swings into the Pacific Northwest. High temperatures on Monday will hit the upper 60s and lower 70s once again. Skies will be sunny, and the region will be dry. Winds will increase ahead of the next storm however, and come Monday night a few showers will move back into Oregon.