Mix of rain, sun throughout week

Central Oregonians, get ready for some rainfall this week.

The precipitation that started Sunday evening is likely to continue today, according to Josh Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pendleton.

Temperatures are expected to reach about 49 degrees today before dropping overnight to about 32 degrees.

It’s likely to rain throughout the day today before switching to showers overnight and Tuesday.

“The good thing is that with showers, it could be sunny,” Smith said. “It just means small cumulus clouds are moving over, and there might be showers coming out of them here and there. ... But there will be breaks in the clouds.”

Tuesday’s temperatures are likely to be similar to today’s, but it could warm up Wednesday, with highs reaching up to 53 degrees.

The chance of showers decreases later in the week, with Wednesday and Thursday expected to be pretty clear.

“Thursday night, the chance of showers returns,” Smith said.

Temperatures throughout the rest of the week are expected to hover in the low 50s before dropping into the low 30s overnight.

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