Hazy Skies Are Limiting Air Quality In Your Thursday Forecast

Aug 20, 2015 10:25 AM by Cort Klopping

A very hazy start to your Thursday across the north state as light winds have allowed smoke from several fires burning across the region to settle into the area. Visibility has dropped to below a mile in several parts of the Northern Mountains, and they hazy conditions are very visible in the valley. Winds will pick up and become out of the Southeast to 10mph today, and that should help to limit impacts on air quality towards the afternoon. Temperatures are starting out in the low to mid 60's for the valley this morning, and in the mid 40's to low 60's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures will climb into the 92 to 99 degree range for the valley, and into the mid 80's to mid 90's in the mountains. Humidity levels will continue to be low, and will fall to around 20 percent in the valley this afternoon. The hot, and dry conditions will continue to leave the region with moderate to high fire danger.

There will not be much if any change in conditions for the north state through the weekend. Valley locations will continue to climb into the 90's, while mountain areas will be in the mid 80's to low 90's. Some cooling will finally arrive towards the middle of next week, but conditions are expected to stay dry. Please make sure to be cautious with the impacted air quality in the region. Try not to exert yourself outside, and if you're in areas severely impacted by the smoke then staying indoors all together is a good option. I hope everyone has a great Thursday!


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