The Weather This Week; Still Hot, Dry and Smoky

Staff Writer

The weather this week will not cool off quite as much as earlier forecast but a slow and mild cooling trend will kick in Tuesday, along with an increase in wind. However, the temperatures are still expected to remain above normal for much of the week. The first possibility of any precipitation is this weekend, but forecasters are giving that option only a very slight chance. Smoke and haze from the Rough Fire is expected to continue this week due to southwest winds, but some relief from the smoke is possible from mid-week on, according to the National Weather Service. — WG