7 Day ForecastWinter Weather Advisory for east slopes of Central Oregon Cascades

Winter Weather Advisory for east slopes of Central Oregon Cascades

Winter Weather Advisory for east slopes of Central Oregon Cascades

Weather Discussion

Our first major system of 2024 will bring heavy mountain snow into the forecast through Saturday morning. There will be some clearing by Saturday afternoon/evening with a bigger drop in temperatures and more precipitation as we go into next week.

Overnight temperatures will drop to below freezing with AM snow showers. Lows in the 20s with some teens/30s and winds will become gusty as our cold front moves into Central Oregon.

Saturday will bring early snow and some wintry mix (in lower elevations). In/out clouds are expected through the rest of Saturday with some lingering snow showers. Winds will begusty at times. Highs in the 30s.

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Sunday will bring more snow with some clearing between showers and winds will remain breezy at times. Highs in the 30s with a few 40s possible.

  • Little to no snow accumulation is expected for some of our lower elevations.
  • Our higher elevations can expect 1″-5″ including Sisters, Tumalo, Cloverdale, Bend,  Sunriver, Three Rivers and La Pine
  • The east slopes of the Cascades will get 4″-12″, including Black Butte Ranch, Camp Sherman & Deschutes River Woods.
  • Through the Cascades, moderate to major winter system impacts will bring 12″-18″ with areas of 20″+ possible.
  • Through the Passes, expect 8″- 18″ for many locations with slick roads and difficult travel conditions.

The National Weather Service has issued several winter weather alerts for this event.

  • Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the East slopes of the Cascades in Central Oregon to 4am Sunday. New accumulations of 4″-10″ above 3,500 feet with winds gusting to 40mph.
The rest of our 7-day planner:
On the back side of tonight’s cold front, scattered snow showers will continue through the weekend with periods of clearing. Roller coaster temperatures are expected. We will get back into an active weather pattern next week with more mountain snow and wintery mix with another cold front Sunday night.  Monday/Tuesday will bring a wintry mix with more mountain snow and stronger winds. Long-range forecast model guidance is also showing more snow, late in our extended outlook with a bigger drop in temperatures.

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