Local Alert Weather Forecast, Tue., July 22, 2014
A RED FLAG WARNING (aka FIRE WEATHER WARNING) is in effect until 5:00 PM Wednesday for all of Central Oregon due to the threat of lightning.
Thunderstorms will be developing and moving across Central Oregon for the rest of the evening and through a good portion of the overnight hours tonight. Primarily storms will move from the south to the north at a quick pace, meaning they’ll only last for about 15 minutes or so before conditions calm down. The biggest threats from these thunderstorms are heavy rain, hail, and plenty of lightning. The region’s active weather will calm after midnight tonight, at the latest.
Temperatures tonight will be in the mid 50s. Skies will stay mostly cloudy and storms will continue to rumble across the area. Lightning will be less common through the night as well. Winds will be gusty on occasion, especially as a storm moves directly overhead. In general, winds will take on a northwesterly direction between 5 and 10 mph.
Wednesday will be a wet day. But thunderstorms will be less common, and just plain ol’ showers will be more common. Rain is expected in the early parts of the day, by the late afternoon and early evening the region will dry out. Highs will stay below average and only get to the mid to lower 70s.
Thursday will see a lot more sunshine and will likely be storm free. Still, despite sunny skies, temperatures will only warm to the mid 70s.