Cold front could bring strong wind

A dry cold front moving south across Washington and Oregon this week could bring winds up to 15 mph Tuesday night, with gusts as high as 25 mph in Bend.

Because of low rainfall since July, vegetation is dry and windy conditions could easily spark fast-moving fires, according to a special weather statement for the area.

“Expect some winds but probably not enough to kick up some dust in your area there,” said Ann Adams, assistant forecaster for the National Weather Service in Pendleton. “But temperatures are expected to cool down quite a bit by mid-week.”

In Bend this week, high temperatures are expected to be in the 60s and 70s, with overnight lows at or below freezing starting Tuesday. The National Weather Service predicted a low of 25 degrees Wednesday night

Madras should be similar, with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s this week and lows around freezing. Prineville is also expected to have high temperatures in the 60s and 70s and lows in the 30s, including an expected low of 27 degrees Wednesday night.

— Bulletin staff report

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