Air quality remains good next few days

Rain chance Friday

The clouds this morning and some cloud cover this afternoon kept temperatures in most spots from approaching 80 degrees. In other words, a pretty normal day around Western Washington. There’s some faint haze in the sky from wildfire smoke but that is aloft and air quality across all of the area west of the mountains is good and will stay that way for the foreseeable future.

Tomorrow will be similar to today with some sun, some clouds and highs in the 70s.

A weather disturbance moves across on Friday with a few showers around by afternoon and also the chance for a few thunderstorms in the north Cascades. Stronger onshore flow will keep smoke concerns away from our area but it’ll be gusty east of the Cascades. Expect a cooler day Friday with highs in the low 70s in Seattle.

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Saturday will be mainly dry with clouds and sun before another weaker disturbance moves by on Sunday. This system will be more to our north so should produce only a few light showers at best.

We’ll warm up next week and have more sun and we could be in the 80s by Tuesday or Wednesday. We could see some wildfire smoke in our skies at some point next week but as has been mentioned before, forecasts for that only become more accurate a few days out. It is possible we have fresh surface air but only some upper-level haze.

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