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Sunshine continues, but wildfire smoke returns

Hazy and much warmer Sunday
Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 3:50 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 11, 2021 at 6:41 PM EDT
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On this twentieth anniversary of 9/11, many remember how gorgeous the weather was back on the day. Clear skies. Not hardly a cloud. Few remember there was a large hurricane off the northeast coast. Erin was being guided away from the U.S. thanks to a cold front that offered crystal clear skies. One might imagine how different the day would be had Erin’s clouds and rain had impacted the northeast.

THIS WEEKEND

Another quiet night under clear skies. It won’t be quite as cool as it’s been the past few nights. Lows will fall into the 50s to low 60s with areas of fog likely.

Sunday, we crank up the heat a bit, warming back to the upper 80s and even a few 90s across the Southside. Sunshine returns, but the haze will increase Sunday into next week from the west coast wildfires. The smoke should remain aloft, but muddy up our blue skies Sunday into Tuesday before it exits. Despite the smoky haze, the humidity should remain in check through the weekend.

Some of the wildfire smoke moves
Some of the wildfire smoke moves(WDBJ)

NEXT WEEK

After a few seasonably warm days, the heat returns next week. We could experience a few 90° afternoons Monday and Tuesday as the heat and humidity return. The chance of showers remain rather low. We’ll monitor a backdoor cold front that may try to pickup some tropical air late next week. It’s still too early for any details.