Strong Easterly winds continue this morning, Grays Harbor County PUD responded to downed power lines and scattered outages in various locations yesterday afternoon. The National Weather Service reports this morning a wind advisory and air quality alert remain in effect until around 11 am.

The Washington State Emergency Management Division said overnight that strong winds continue to blow smoke from Eastern Washington wildfires to Western Washington. You may smell smoke this morning and if you only see smoke, don’t call 911. The smoke could be coming from many miles away.

With smoke moving across the region, areas to the south and east of Seattle (Tacoma, Kent, North Bend) are exhibiting AQ…

Posted by US National Weather Service Seattle Washington on Monday, September 7, 2020

If you are sensitive to smoke, close windows and doors and stay inside. N-95 and N-99 are not readily available right now and cloth masks are not very effective against wildfire smoke.

The National Weather Service is reporting an extended period of warm and dry conditions will aid in the development of critical fire weather conditions and heat risk for much of the week.

Increased temperatures as easterly winds and offshore flow continue, afternoon highs look to peak on Thursday with coastal locations seeing temps in the lower 80s…interior lowlands getting into the mid-80s to around 90 and locations in the SW interior reaching the lower to mid-90s. Those numbers will go back to normal ranges by Friday and into next week as the weather shifts.