Critical Fire Weather and Hazy Skies

Posted at 6:02 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 09:44:40-04

The state is still on this Fall roller coaster ride. The high temperatures have rebound back into the upper 70s and low 80s. The combination of above-average temperatures, gusty winds, and low relative humidity have warranted the National Weather Service to escalate a Fire Weather Watch to a Fire Weather Warning. The wind is expected to gust up to 40 mph at times. Not only will today be windy, but smoke from ongoing wildfires in northern California will work it's way back into the Treasure State. The air quality will likely go back and forth between good and moderate.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, the wind will blow comfortably, and an area of high pressure will begin to break down, allowing the temperatures to cool back into the upper 60s and low to mid-70s.

Saturday, the temperatures will climb back into the 70s and 80s; the day will have gusty wind; however, it's not until late Saturday night that much-needed rain and colder temperatures will move in.

Sunday, the temperatures will drop nearly 30 degrees in some areas. The temperatures will cool enough for rain showers to transition into snow in the higher elevation.

Enjoy your day.