Hazy conditions will continue across the region today due to a thick layer of smoke from wildfires on the West Coast that has blown east over the past few days. Thankfully, the smoke is about 15,000 to 20,000 feet above our heads, so there won’t be any air quality issues in our area. That said, it’s still pretty eerie to have not a cloud in the sky but still be unable to see your shadow at high noon…
The smoke is thick enough to dim the sun a bit so high temps will be cooler than otherwise expected today, ranging from the upper 60s up north and along the Midcoast to the low/mid 70s in interior SW parts of the area.
The smoke plume shows up clearly on satellite imagery this morning along with Hurricane Sally in the bottom left near the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Paulette on the right southeast of Newfoundland.
Thankfully, at least for the next five days, our area won’t see any impacts from any of the seven (!!) tropical systems in the Atlantic. We will have to keep an eye on Hurricane Teddy though as it looks to wander towards the northwestern Atlantic early next week. At the moment, it’s not something to be concerned about but I can’t guarantee that won’t change.