Local Alert Weather Forecast, Wed., July 1st, 2015
HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY 12:00 PM TO THURSDAY 8:00 PM. DOES NOT COVER ALL OF CENTRAL OREGON, BUT MOST.
Well, July is starting off with a bang! Heat Advisories and Fire Weather Watches to kick off the month, but not at the same time. The Heat Advisory stays with us until Thursday, the Fire Weather Watch does not kick in until midday Friday.
A high pressure system has anchored itself just off the coast of the Pacific Northwest and that's where it plans on staying for the foreseeable future. As of now, it is a very strong and dry air mass-- but it could flatten over the next few days. This basically means that other systems are able to sneak through it, sending thunderstorms our direction.
Today and Thursday are your hottest days on the extended forecast. Both have the likelihood of reaching the triple digits in PARTS of the region. Areas in the south, such as Sunriver and La Pine, have no Heat Advisory and will only get to the low 90s today. In the north, upper 90s with some barely breaking 100. Coupled with the heat, our winds are expected to be much calmer today. Still getting up to around 15 MPH this afternoon but with the heat-- that won't feel like much.
All safety tips remain. Remember to stay hydrated and keep your little ones and furry friends safe! While some absolutely love this heat, it has been quite a few days now of above average temperatures so you just have to remember to be careful.
The 4th is still looking like a sunny and hot day. The chance of thunderstorms don't kick in until Sunday but the Fire Weather Watch is MAINLY for the 4th of July because of fireworks. Gusty winds expected Saturday evening and low humidity. Combine that with fireworks and the fire danger kicks up big time. Please be safe and smart when enjoying the holiday!
Have a great day!