-GOOD TUESDAY MORNING, EVERYONE...
Partly cloudy skies will turn mostly sunny today, but widespread smoke will keep us under a hazardous air quality advisory all day. Highs will be in the mid 80's, and if we see any breeze at all, it will generally be out of the north and NW at 5-10 mph. Light breezes will turn calm this evening. Plan on it staying smoky tonight, under partly cloudy skies. Winds will stay calm and lows will be in the mid 30's to mid 40's.
As long as major wildfires continue to burn, we can expect smoky conditions to stay with us, but there might be a little relief in sight. We will see highs staying in the low 80's through Thursday.
Beginning Thursday, however, we will see a chance of showers build in that will stay with us for a couple days. Daytime highs will drop into the mid to upper 60's Friday when we see our best chance of rain. Showers will taper off about midnight.
Cooler temperatures and rain showers will be welcomed by fire fighters, but this will not be a large enough event to extinguish the fires.
Clearing skies for the weekend will likely include some more smoke. Sunday and Monday we will see highs in the mid 70's, more normal for this time of year, along with sunny skies.
In the NewsChannel 21 Weather Center, I'm Bob Shaw...
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