The weather, currently.
The weather is still unsettled as we push into Tuesday. However, the rain showers will hold off until the afternoon. We'll see a few sunny breaks early Tuesday morning, with a wake-up temperature near 14°C. Clouds will, once again, build in with a chance of a spotty shower during lunchtime. However, the greatest risk for some showers will be between 2-6pm. Again, though scattered in nature, this activity is the result of wrap-around moisture behind a departing low-pressure system. There may be enough instability in the atmosphere to fire off a few afternoon thunderstorms, too. Drier conditions will develop for the evening. The high is 21°C. The wind will be moderate at times between 15-30 km/h and the UV index will be 4 or moderate.
Tuesday night: scattered cloud with a low of 15°C.
What you need to know, currently.
Wildfires are raging across the west coast from California to British Columbia, as summers continue to grow hotter and drier. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 93 active and large wildland fires have scorched almost 728,000 acres, the majority of them in northwestern states.
There are 11 major wildfires burning across California, including the Mosquito and Fairview fires, amid record rainfall and extreme heat. The Mosquito Fire has consumed over 41,000 acres and is 10 percent contained, while the Fairview Fire has consumed over 28,000 acres and is 53 percent contained. The remnants of Tropical Storm Kay helped firefighters ease the flames and deep-seated heat with its moisture and scattered showers.
However, both fires have destroyed homes and choked the air with thick smoke and pollution. Wildfires in Canada and the United States also led to dangerous air quality levels in British Columbia. By Tuesday, the smoke is supposed to start clearing near the coast and then inland.
To learn more, read the full story here on our website: Wildfires rage across the West Coast from California to British Columbia.
What you can do, currently.