A sun-soaked Super Bowl Sunday brought a springlike day to Bend and Redmond.
The high in Bend was 54, and in Redmond, it was 57, said Diann Coonfield, a forecaster for the National Weather Service in Pendleton. While unusually high, she said, neither temperature set a record. The record for Feb. 3 in both cities is 67, set in 2005.
Today should be partly sunny around Central Oregon, with the weather service predicting a high in the low to mid 50s. But a change is ahead.
High temperatures later in the week will be “cooling down into the 40s and staying down there," Coonfield said. A cold front is expected to move into Central Oregon tonight or Tuesday.
Lows the rest of the week will likely be below freezing, according to the weather service. On Thursday night, another shot of cold air should hit Central Oregon, bringing with it a chance of snow.
Looking ahead to the weekend, the weather service expects the sun to return, but not the 50-degree days.
“It will be sunny, but colder," Coonfield said.
The weather service is calling for highs this weekend in the low 40s and lows in the low 20s.
— Bulletin staff report