Local Alert Weather Forecast, Fri., Aug 1, 2014
A FIRE WEATHER WARNING is in effect for Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties until 11:00 PM on Saturday due to possibility of lightning from late day thunderstorms.
Thunderstorms across Central Oregon will be moving from the south to the north northeast today. Storms will bring lightning, gusty winds, heavy rain, and occasional hail. After midnight conditions will calm significantly and skies will begin to clear. Low temperatures will fall to the lower 60s tonight, which is well above average.
Saturday will be pleasant. Skies will start sunny and temperatures will warm up quickly. But, just like the past few days, clouds will develop in the afternoon and thunderstorms will be a reality for the region after about 3pm. Temperatures will warm to the lower 90s.
Sunday will be a near repeat of Saturday. Thunderstorms will still develop, but starting on Sunday the majority of the storms will be farther east. This easterly motion of afternoon storms will result in the likely hood that Central Oregon will miss out on the afternoon thunder. High temps will again be in the 90s.
Monday will be in the 90s as well. Skies will be sunny and thunderstorms will develop to the east again. Winds will be light throughout the day and no major surprises are on the way.