Why western wildfires will affect our sunsets in southwest Ohio

Conditions will remain humid today under partly cloudy skies with highs in the middle 80s, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

At sunset, which will be at 7:52 p.m., there likely will be more red and orange colors in the sky. This is because smoke and pollutants from the wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington are being carried through the upper atmosphere, affecting sunsets here, the NWS said.

[7:45 PM] You likely observed an exceptionally vibrant sunset this evening like we did at the office. If you notice from...

Posted by US National Weather Service Wilmington OH on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

It will remain partly cloudy this evening, and then become mostly cloudy as it cools to a low in the upper 50s.

Friday will be seasonable and less humid with partly cloudy conditions and highs in the upper 70s. Friday night will remain partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s.

Rain returns to the forecast for the weekend. It will be partly cloudy with a chance of showers Saturday afternoon with highs in the middle 80s. Saturday night will be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Showers are possible early Sunday, but then partly sunny skies will rule the rest of the day with a high in the low 80s.

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