Local Alert Weather Forecast, Mon., July 6th, 2015
FIRE WEATHER WARNING UNTIL TUESDAY 9PM
Lots of storms are passing through our area this week. Tonight we’ll see some showers and storms passing across all counties along the high desert. Scattered storms will pop up tomorrow for Southern Deschutes County. Folks as far down as La Pine and Sisters could see some showers and storms throughout tomorrow.
Our temperatures are cooling down to the upper 80s by the middle of this week. We could see a cool down to average temperatures by the weekend. Average temperatures for July are in the lower 80s.
A low pressure system is strengthening off the West Coast. This system will pool cooler air into our region this week, and the cold front will bring with it a good chance for storms across the region. The biggest reason why we are under a fire weather warning (red flag warning) is due to the lightning with these storms. The storms will be scattered across the lower cities in the county, but all cities could see storms as early as Wednesday night and through Sunday.
The passing showers and storms across the high desert will raise our dew point temperatures. The dew point is the temperature that air containing water vapor needs to be at in order to become saturated and make clouds. Because tonight’s lows are dipping down into the mid 50s tonight, we could see some fog late into the night and into the early hours of the morning. The air could cool enough that it would reach those dew point levels by early morning.
Our seven day forecast shows a variety of storms and sunshine across the high desert. There appears to be a cool down in our future as these storms move across our region. This will give us a break from these hot temperatures. The lightning across the region will dramatically increase the risk of fires throughout the entire week.
Note: The Bend Airports automated weather observation system is down for repairs, so that information on our weather page is not completely current (except for current temperature). They expect to have it back in service in the next couple of weeks.