Another smoky day; a few thundershowers possible

Smoke from wildfires in Canada, Quebec mainly, is back in our sky today and will linger through most of Tuesday. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air Quality Alert through Tuesday for southeast and central Minnesota. Much of Wisconsin is experiencing the same, smoky conditions.

Summer warmth and humidity will continue despite the smoky haze. There is the likelihood of a couple, isolated thundershowers developing anytime this Monday afternoon through evening. Due to that isolated nature of any showers, the majority of us will go without rain. There is a repeat opportunity for a couple thundershowers again Tuesday, but activity will again be limited. Less humid and, hopefully, less smoky air arrives Wednesday and that will limit rain opportunity and bring daily highs back down closer to the average for this time of year, in the mid to upper 70s.

Overall, a quiet weather pattern will continue for the foreseeable future thanks to a large, blocking ridge of high pressure which is currently centered over Winnipeg and keeping things pretty tame around here, at least in regards to the weather.