Last week featured considerable sun, temperatures in the mid to high 70s and light winds – perfect vacation weather for most people. Warm water in lakes and rivers was great for swimming but sometimes making fishing a bit more challenging.
However, this perfect weather continues to contribute to forest fire activity. Almost all of the 48 new fires in recent days were caused by lightning. Fortunately, the light winds have helped firefighters to contain most of these fires.
A cold front passed through the region yesterday. Today will be cooler with some scattered showers. The coming week will feature sun on most days with a chance of occasional showers in the late afternoon and evening later in the week. Expect cooler temperatures – in the low 70s (22 C). Some showers over the region yesterday and today will do little to contain fire activity. Forest fire danger continues to be high – be very careful with any open fires.