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BEND, OR -- Bitter cold temperatures continue through the week as the region battles another blast of winter weather. A winter storm warning is in effect for Central Oregon from 4 p.m. Tuesday through 4 p.m. Wednesday.


Meteorologist Mike Murphy, with the National Weather Service in Pendleton, says the biggest snowfall will come Tuesday night. "We are expecting more snow to develop later on this afternoon through Wednesday night. We're expecting some pretty significant snow; we're looking for anywhere from six to 12-inches of snow for Bend, Redmond, Madras - basically, the entire area from Tuesday night through Wednesday night."


Drivers should expect snow-covered roadways and poor visibility. Some blowing and drifting snow is possible. Winds will be 5-15 MPH, with gusts up to 25 MPH. 


Murphy tells KBND News the storm is also bringing extreme temperatures. "It's going to be very cold and very snowy. We're expecting high temperatures on Tuesday in the lower teens, between 10-15; then, Tuesday night with that snow, temperatures between five to 10-degrees. Then, pretty much the same for Wednesday, highs around 10. So, staying very cold." Thursday is expected to remain in the mid-teens before things start to warm up. Friday's high should be near 30-degrees. 

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