Good morning to all! With our last bout of rainfall (for some) foggy conditions have started the morning off. As such, please use caution on your way out the door. Reduced visibilities are likely, so account for slower travel times for the morning commute. By this afternoon, sunshine should return, leaving highs to find the mid to upper 70s.
Something we have discussed a little earlier in the week is smoke. With hundreds of Canadian wildfires on-going and no end in site, dense smoke, reduced visibilities, and health concerns have been roaming around in the news. This is particularly so in the Northeast. Fortunately, with our last system, some changes are in store, where reduced smoke appears likely for some. That said, those closest to the fires in Quebec and Ontario will remain at risk, with higher chances as we work into the weekend. For now, we will steer clear, as depicted below, with portions of PA, Western NY, and sections of the Mid Atlantic at the highest risk today.
Though we look to stay dry and mostly sunny this afternoon through Saturday, rainfall chances do creep back in late weekend. An approaching disturbance will look to bring widespread rainfall to the area, with most picking up between a quarter to half an inch. The image below is what the Weather Prediction Center has forecast, which seems a little aggressive at the moment but something we will watch for. Nonetheless, rainfall will be beneficial to the drought introducing itself across the state, so it will be a welcomed site. For now, storms will generally remain sub-severe but a few strong storms and heavy rain makers are definitely possible.
That will do it for today, enjoy the sunshine this afternoon and to come. Showers and a few storms arrive late weekend, with drier air to fill back in towards mid-week. Temperatures will warm in the days to come as well, with highs Saturday in the mid 80s.
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