Smoky and Hot today
Saturday, August 18th (11:40 AM)
Afternoon highs will run 5-10 degrees above normal today, with most of the valley at or above 100 degrees. We only expect a slight drop in afternoon highs on Sunday but still hot.
Although the air quality has shown signs of improvement the last few days we will continue to see smoky/hazy skies. Air quality will continue to suffer as a result. You can check the latest air quality levels at AirNow.gov and Purpleair.com
The other concern besides poor air quality will be gusty afternoon winds. Strongest winds will be in the mountains north and east of the valley but even the valley will see some winds over 20 mph at times through this weekend. Combined winds with low afternoon humidity will lead to higher fire weather concerns.
Don't expect any major changes other than slightly cooler highs by early next week.
Today's Record Temperatures