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Air quality is improving across the Valley

Subtle shifts in the winds have improved our AQI this morning, but we may still see occasional incursions of smoke through the afternoon. Right now, air quality is in the GOOD or MODERATE range in the Coachella Valley.

View the current map here.

The HRRR wildfire smoke forecast indicates lesser amounts of smoke will be in our skies into this afternoon and tomorrow. Good news as we near the weekend!

An Excessive Heat Warning for the Coachella Valley is in effect, now through 9:00 p.m. Sunday. High temperatures around the low desert are expected to climb near 115° each afternoon.

Next week, we'll be watch the remnants of Tropical Storm Nora, which is likely to become a hurricane over the weekend. Those remnants may mean higher monsoonal moisture than is already forecast, and may enhance the chance for rain and thunderstorms around the Region.

Temperatures cool off dramatically as the moisture increases, so big changes on the horizon!

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You'll stay up-to-date with the latest weather videos. In addition, be able to monitor the changing conditions from wherever you are!

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