GILLETTE, Wyo. — Areas of haze will persist throughout Campbell County today as Canadian wildfire smoke continues to hang about.
The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, has issued an air quality alert that will remain in effect through 1 p.m. today. The alert warns that the elderly, young children and those with respiratory problems should avoid physical exertion and minimize their outdoor activities until the smoke has cleared.
“Some improvement is expected this afternoon, with slight worsening again this evening,” a Hazardous Weather Outlook states. “Lingering smoke will produce poor air quality through the week, but conditions are expected to be improved from today’s conditions.”
For the weather today, expect a high of 78 degrees. Skies will be sunny and there will be a south wind at 7–15 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph. Skies will remain mostly clear tonight as the low falls to around 53, according to the forecast.
Thursday and Friday will see a warming trend with highs of 80 and 84, respectively. Skies will be sunny and remain so overnight as the lows get near 51 degrees. Saturday will be a bit cooler at 73 degrees with mostly sunny skies. Saturday night will introduce thunderstorm chances for the first time this week, and those showers are likely to continue into Sunday, if the forecast holds up.