Local Alert Weather Forecast, Thu., Mar. 26, 2015
The average high for this time of year across the High Desert is in the mid 50s. Today, we found ourselves in the mid 70s! These exceedingly warm temperatures are caused by a combination of sunshine and a southerly airflow across the Pacific Northwest. It won’t last forever however; a cool down will bring us back to the 60s this weekend.
Tonight temperatures will fall to the mid to upper 30s under mostly clear skies. Winds will remain from a southerly direction between 5 and 10 mph. The region will be dry with no clouds across the area at all. It will be a pleasant all around.
Friday is going to be another very warm and above average day. High temperatures will reach the mid 70s once again. The record for Friday is 75 degrees set in 1966, it’s possible that record with be either tied or broken. A few clouds will roll into the region in the afternoon associated with a weak cold front marching through the state. This cold front may bring a shower or thunderstorm to the Cascades, but storms will be very isolated with nearly the entire region remaining dry.
The cold front that passes through on Friday will cool temperatures down a few degrees for the weekend. Early morning showers are possible before about 6 or 7 am. The rest of the day will be dry once those few drops of rain move through Saturday morning. Skies will be on the sunny side and high temperatures will warm into the mid 60s.
Sunday will be warmer than Saturday. Sunshine will persist, winds will remain light and afternoon high temperatures will likely come very close to 70 degrees. Overall it will be a great weekend for the High Desert.