Don't put away your winter coat just yet

Published Feb 18, 2013 at 04:00AM

A cold front is moving into Central Oregon today, wiping away recent springlike weather and bringing the possibility of snow in Bend.

Last week was marked by sunny days and highs around 50 degrees.

“It is going to be a week of the opposite,” said Rob Brooks, a forecaster for the National Weather Service in Pendleton.

As the cold front moves in from the southwest, it is expected to bring moisture from the Pacific Ocean, he said. That moisture could fall in Bend as rain or snow.

There is a 30 percent chance of rain in town today, increasing to a 60 percent tonight when the rain could give way to snow, according to the weather service. Snow is possible Tuesday in Bend.

In all, an inch or two of snow could accumulate in Bend late today and Tuesday, along with 2 to 4 inches in La Pine, Brooks said. The snow level will be around 3,500 feet.

Bend is at 3,623 feet.

Highs this week should be around 40 degrees and lows should be in the 20s, Brooks said.

While mostly clear skies allowed for relatively warm days over the weekend, they also brought chilly nights with lows dipping into the teens.

— Bulletin staff report

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