Local Alert Weather Forecast, Thu., May 28, 2015
The short term forecast for Central Oregon is sunny, warm and dry with high temperatures well above average. A high pressure center to our west will make it difficult for clouds to develop over the next few days, and is the biggest reason weather conditions will be pleasant heading into the weekend. However, early next workweek a storm system swings through the Pacific Northwest and will have a significant impact on our temperatures. It will also bring rain back into the state.
Tonight, overnight low temperatures will fall into the mid 40s under mostly clear skies. Winds will blow primarily from a northerly direction between 5 and 10 mph. The region will stay dry aside from a few light rain showers in the Cascades.
Friday will end a great workweek on a high note. Temperatures will warm well into the 80s with a ton of sunshine. In the afternoon a few clouds will start do develop, bringing a small opportunity for a few showers in our area. Rain chances are higher for locations west of Sisters. Nearly everyone will remain dry, but the locations that do pick up some rain will see it in a short but heavy burst.
As of now it appears Saturday will be the warmest day over the next seven. Afternoon temperatures will sit in the mid 80s. Northern areas, such as Maupin, Warm Springs, and Madras have a high chance of hitting or exceeding 90 degrees. Southern locations like Sunriver and La Pine will hit the lower 80. Everyone else will fall somewhere in-between. Like Friday, a few stray showers in the Cascades are possible, but they’re only a small weather note this weekend.
Our next storm system begins to show itself on Sunday. The last day of the weekend will remain pleasant and warm. But more clouds are expected on Sunday with high temperatures dropping to the upper 70s and lower 80s.
Early next workweek is looking a lot different. Temperatures will struggle to warm into the 70s, and rain in the afternoon becomes a much more likely evening.