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Hazy Skies and Climbing Temperatures

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I'm going to feel like a broken record on this Thursday, as our forecast will be very similar to what we had on Wednesday.

We are having another day of subsidence (sinking air) as high pressure sits over the region. That should keep us dry. We are dealing with hazy conditions again. This is due to smoke still overhead from the wildfires out west and in Canada. It will be possible that near-surface smoke and haze will be present for a period later in the day. It will be most apparent later Thursday night into Friday morning. This haze/smoke will lead to reductions in visibilities and perhaps degraded air quality. Those with respiratory diseases such as asthma should limit prolonged outdoor activities.

Otherwise, we have a mostly sunny day. Some cumulus clouds are starting to develop over the Tri-States though. So as we continue through the afternoon and evening, we'll become partly cloudy to partly sunny. Highs will be a smidge higher, in the upper 80s. Factor in the humidity though and it will feel like it's in the low 90s.

By Friday, actual air temperatures look to hit 90. How long will the 90 degree highs last? Those details are coming up on WGEM News at 5 PM.

Whitney Williams

Meteorologist Whitney Williams is a member of the WGEM StormTrak Weather team.

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