Hot, sunny, hazy today as Air Quality Alerts continue; Showers likely Sunday

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

Today will be hot, sunny and hazy due to continuing smoke settling in the area from Canadian wildfires, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Highs will be around 79 degrees.

There are Air Quality Alerts in effect across the Miami Valley until midnight tonight, issued by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency and the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.

During the alert, there will be elevated amounts of particulate matter in the air at levels considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” like children, older adults and people with cardiac or respiratory diseases.

Tonight, there will still be widespread haze before midnight, but otherwise it will be mostly clear with a low around 54 degrees.

On Saturday, clouds will increase for mostly sunny skies. Highs will reach up around 86 degrees.

Clouds will dip in the evening but gradually increase overnight as temperatures fall to around 61 degrees.

There will be a chance of rain starting soon after dawn on Sunday, with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms starting in the early afternoon.

The chance of storms will continue until around midnight, but showers are expected to continue throughout the night.

Highs will be around 80 degrees during the day, falling to around 61 degrees overnight.

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