Tuesday has been cold and our next system is moving into the Pacific Northwest. Through this evening, we have had scattered rain/snow showers. This wintry mix includes some freezing rain and up to 0.10″ of ice is going to be possible for some of our roads tonight. Highs during the last 24 hours were mostly in the teens and 20s. Temperatures are running 3°- 17° warmer than 24-hours ago. We have been well below normal (Avg. Bend 43/25) for mid January.
These next few days:
We are getting into our next active weather pattern. Through the rest of this work week, we have daily chances of precipitation. With back-to-back systems setting up to push into the Pacific Northwest; more rain/snow showers, stronger winds and some snow totals are expected with the risk of freezing rain. This means that up to 0.10″ of ice accumulation is possible tonight.
Outside of rain/snow/mix and stronger winds, a warmup will bring our highs into the 30s with some 40s by Wednesday.
Overnight temperatures will be cold with warming expected. Areas of freezing rain will cause icy conditions on many of our roads. Lows will be in the teens and 20s with AM winds becoming breezy at times. A winter weather advisory will be in effect.
Wednesday will be partly to mostly cloudy with some in/out clouds and scattered rain/snow showers. The mountains will absorb the brunt of our moisture resulting in more mountain snow. Highs will be in the 30s/40s and winds will be gusty for many of us as our reinforcing cold front fizzles out. The winter weather advisory is set to expire at 10pm.
-For the East slopes of the Cascades, until 10pm Wednesday. 5″- 10″ with gusts up to 55mph and the potential for 0.1″ of ice accumulation.
With multiple warm and cold fronts expected, snow levels will rise and fall with roller coaster temperatures and several transitions from rain to snow and back again.
The rest of our 7day planner:
Our active weather pattern will continue with highs warming into the 30s/40s and lows warming into the 20s/30s. More rain and snow showers are forecast with periods of clearing between fronts and winds becoming gusty at times. Roller coaster temperatures will continue through the extended planner.
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