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Hazy skies across the Valley coming from California wildfires

Posted at 1:13 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 21:03:49-04

PHOENIX — Arizona's typically sun-filled skies have been blanketed by wildfire smoke recently.

The record-setting fire season in California continues to result in thick smoke over the Southwest, resulting in hazy skies.

Although it looks ominous, air quality will not be greatly impacted by the smoke since it's elevated off the ground.

The smoke is also prohibiting sunlight from heating up the Valley floor, meaning temperatures will stay below 100 degrees.

The smoke will still linger through parts of Sunday, however, we expect improving sky conditions soon as a ridge of high pressure pushes the smoke away from the state.