Air Quality Impacts Region-Wide

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Winds are out of the West, Southwest allowing smoke to filter over the state border into Southern Oregon. Air quality continues to be poor in Siskiyou County locations and throughout the morning was reading between moderate and unhealthy for sensitive groups across the Valley. Winds will stay out of the west, southwest today ..keeping skies hazy everywhere. Tonight into tomorrow they change to more westerly which may help with smoke across the Valley. The 790 fire along the Cascades will continue to bring smoke into the Basin though.

The first of several storms passing to our north will move in tomorrow. This will bring a strong marine push to the coast, likely keeping the sky cloudy there throughout most of the day. Inland, we’ll bring some clouds in as well. Temperatures will be on steady decline into the weekend.

Saturday is when temperatures will start to feel cooler. Skies will stay partly sunny in some locations the first half of the weekend but Sunday and Monday look to be mostly sunny for inland locations. Cloud cover could change daily as the storm track won’t be too far to our north. More importantly, it is going to be much cooler and dry! Perfect weather for bbqing, camping, and family fun!

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Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese