Local Alert Weather Forecast, Tues., Nov. 25, 2014
More warm temperatures are on the way for Central Oregon as the next storm system moves closer to the Pacific Northwest. Winds from a southerly direction at the surface and higher in the atmosphere are responsible for bumping daytime highs to the upper 50s and lower 60s. However, on the back side of the storm system is much colder air that will drop temperatures significantly as we head into the weekend.
Tonight will be dry with a few clouds overhead. The clouds will not be as widespread as last night, so temperatures will be a touch cooler. Lows will fall to the upper 30s for many locations. Surface winds will remain from the south between 5 and 10 mph. A few isolated showers are possible in the Cascades to the west, but Central Oregon will miss out on the rain tonight.
Wednesday will see an equal mix of sunshine and cloud cover. Daytime highs will be warm as a result. Highs will reach the upper 50s for southern portions of Central Oregon, like La Pine and Sunriver. Daytime highs will gradually get warmer the farther north each location is. Places like Warm Springs and Maupin should be in the lower 60s for our Wednesday.
Come Thanksgiving, the storm system out across the Pacific Ocean will start to move inland. Rainfall is possible in the Willamette Valley and Cascades for the majority of the day. Central Oregon’s rain will hold off until the late afternoon. Temperatures across the High Desert will warm to the mid 50s.
Traveling over the Cascades in the coming days shouldn’t be too difficult. Rainfall with the occasional flurry is expected in the mountains through Wednesday. Rain will turn to snow Thursday through the weekend. Traveling back over the passes this weekend could be slicker with some snow on the ground.