EVENING: A stray storm. Smoky skies. Temps in the 70s.

TONIGHT: Hazy skies, low 53.

WEDNESDAY: Smoky skies, low humidity. High 78.

Dense smoke arrived Tuesday evening and is expected to last into Wednesday morning. Air quality is very poor in our area so plan accordingly for Wednesday.

This northerly breeze will provide seasonably cool and very dry air through Friday. This airmass is also pushing smoke from Quebec fires southward and will give us a persistent haze in the sky all week. Temperatures will peak near 80 this week with most nights dropping into the lower 50s. A week that requires very little work from the A/C!

The weekend will be warmer and we are forecasting upper 80s by Sunday. We are also watching an increase for showers and storms Sunday into Tuesday. It’s very difficult to break a dry pattern, so we remain cautious on the rain chances. We will watch this very closely and keep you posted.

-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder