Weather: Smoke aloft leads to hazy Friday morning (5/31 AM)

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Smoky Friday Morning

Good morning! Happy Friday!

Notice anything strange about the sky this morning? Does the sun look strange to you, glowing and reddish? Here’s what’s happening…Thick smoke aloft in the atmosphere is being carried over on upper level winds from wildfires burning in western Canada. It’s given the sky a very hazy appearance Friday morning.

As to whether it sticks around all day or not, it’s actually a very difficult to call to make because just a tiny shift in those higher level winds would send the smoke a different direction. We’ll hope that’s the case because it’s otherwise a sunny, dry day. Comfortable with a high temp in the 60s. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight, mostly clear and a tad chilly with a low temp straddling 40 degrees. Colder hollows, particularly in the Adirondacks and east of the Green Mountains may drop into the upper 30s.

Saturday, clouds increase throughout the day with a slim chance for a brief, light shower or sprinkle. Most stay dry, however, Saturday, and it’s your better bet this weekend to tackle any yard work or for outdoor recreation. Mid 60s. Light south wind.

Saturday night into Sunday, the odds you run into a shower increase. We’ll be dodging numerous scattered showers, along with a few downpours or non-severe thunderstorms. Mid to upper 60s.

Have an awesome weekend!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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