The hazy conditions only grew worse as Monday rolled on. Areas in Central Oregon currently from Moderate to Hazardous, the worst of it coming in Deschutes County. In fact, the E::Space Labs Air Quality Index says anything 250+ is considered Hazardous, and La Pine broke the scale, reading a 500+. Parts of Bend and Sunriver were not too far behind, still in the Hazardous range as well.
Strong northwesterly breezes made those conditions get worse before they got better.
However, the smoke levels should improve overnight and into the early parts of Tuesday, before it comes back between 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
Temperatures will change drastically over the next 24 hours.
Forecast highs will dip 20 degrees across the region, from the low 90s to the low 70s. Those below-average conditions will remain for the rest of your extended forecast.