Heat backs off just a bit today but smoke sticks around for the long term


We trade fire danger for air quality concerns Tuesday, with an Air Quality Warning in place across the Treasure Valley from Tuesday morning until the smoke and haze improve. Air quality is poor across the entire Pacific Northwest, with all of WA and OR under air quality alerts as well today due to wildfire smoke. 

The upper level low-pressure system that triggered mountain storms on Monday will continue to slowly move east on Tuesday. That will keep temperatures a little below average across the area, and could spark a few stray storms once again this afternoon. The system will fully exit the Gem State late Wednesday, allowing for a brief spike in temperatures Thursday before another cool-down arrives – along with a chance of much-needed rain – early next week. 

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