Local Alert Weather Forecast, Thurs. Aug. 27, 2015
AN AIR QUALITY WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Happy Thursday, everyone!
We're seeing the smoke clear up slightly across Central Oregon. The thinning has been a slow and steady process through the course of our workweek, and we should see some dramatic changes over the next 48 hours.
We'll wake up to some high clouds Thursday morning and some haze still in our area. This should break up through the morning hours into the afternoon, but then we'll see some clouds again.
Expect temperatures on Thursday to be in the mid to upper 80's for our region with lower 90's expected to the north. Winds will be light and variable for most of the day and turn northwest by the time the sun sets. We'll see more clouds than we saw yesterday, but still plenty of sunshine.
Overnight lows are continuing to drop as a low pressure system moves on shore. Temperatures tonight will be in the low 50's and keep dropping into the mid 40's by Sunday night. The system has been spinning out in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Canada and will usher in some cool air starting Friday.
The change in the weather -- so to speak -- will help clear our air and improve our air quality. Some moisture will be moving in starting Friday into Saturday. With our temperatures dropping it seems the chance for thunderstorms is dwindling. Expect light, scattered showers overnight Friday into Saturday with some lingering even into Sunday morning. Starting to feel like... dare I say it? Fall.
We're keeping an eye on some instability through the course of our Thursday as temperatures are still quite warm. With the arrival of some cloud cover this evening and temperatures in the 80's we could see some scattered late afternoon, early evening thunderstorms, but this is a slight chance.