19 First Alert Day: Canadian wildfires keep haze and air quality concerns in place

Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 1:41 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2023 at 3:53 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Another day with smoke in the atmosphere due to the major wildfire situation going on in Canada.

Air quality will be poor in general during the day and evening, and these conditions may last into Friday as well.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) warned travelers the wildfire smoke is impacting air travel Thursday.

And, the air quality advisory, along with the dry conditions, makes outdoor burning dangerous.

Drought conditions are back across Northeast Ohio as we are in desperate need of some rain.

Rain chances will return this weekend and work to both improve air quality but also give our ground much-needed moisture.

Clouds thin out this evening as a light haze remains in place.

Overnight lows will dip into the lower 50s.

Friday brings less clouds and more hazy sunshine back to Northeast Ohio.

Daytime highs are on a warming trend with highs Friday back into the lower 70s.

We are looking ahead to a seasonably warm weekend with highs into the upper 70s to lower 80s.

The heat builds ahead of our next chance for rain late Sunday night into Monday.

A cooler pattern takes us into next week with additional rain chances through midweek.