Dealing with the wildfire smoke again today

August 30, 2023 - Morning forecast
Dealing with the wildfire smoke again today
Published: Aug. 30, 2023 at 7:42 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Another hazy smoke-filled sky day thanks to the Canadian wildfire smoke continuing plague the region. As winds pick up over the next 36 hours out of the south, this will help to push the smoke out of the region tomorrow afternoon. Until that happens, there are air quality alerts for central and eastern parts of the state from now until tomorrow at noon. It be a warm day today with slightly above average temperatures. Highs ranging from the mid 80s east to the low 90s west. Southerly winds will be around 5 to 15 mph, but will be a bit stronger out west with gusts to around 20 mph. Widespread haze overnight with lows in the upper 50 to low 60s.

We’ll see plenty of sunshine and a more wind as we get into the end of the week. Thursday’s winds may gust out of the south to near 30 mph. High temperatures will range from the mid/upper 80s east to the mid 90s west. More widespread 90s are anticipated on Friday with some near 100° out west. Winds will still gust up to around 30 mph. Hot and breezy conditions are expected through the Labor Day weekend with plenty of sunshine. Highs will be into the mid to upper 90s and lower 100s with some pushing into record territory. The one saving grace is that it won’t be terribly humid. The heat and mainly dry weather looks to stick around into next week. A weak cold front Monday night into Tuesday may bring a little rain back to the area. While there may be a little bit of a cool-down, temperatures will remain well above average.