Hot and Hazy End to the Week

AM Headlines:
  • AM Patchy Mountain Fog
  • Hazy Skies from West Coast Wildfires
  • Code Orange – Air Quality Alert for Sensitive Groups
  • Dry and Sunny Day
  • Rain and storm chances return this weekend
Discussion:
An Air Quality Alert – Code Orange is in place through midnight. Smoke from the wildfires out west has settled closer to the surface. This is not only giving off hazy views across the skyline but impacting air quality for sensitive groups. Those suffering from heart and lung disease, older adults, and children should limit their time outdoors today. Highs will reach the low 90s under sunny skies. Not a lot of humidity, so it will be another dry day across the area. Rain and storm chances return tomorrow. A bit more of that steaminess will return for the weekend. Smoke will dissipate by early next week and any rain we get will help clear the air. Scattered storm chances early next week.
Tropics Update:
An area of low pressure will develop off the Florida, Georgia coast this weekend. It has a low chance of development, but will likely bring an increased rip current risk for the southeast coast. It will move inland early next week bringing rain and storms into parts of Georgia and Alabama early next week