Forecast: Temperatures in mid-80s today

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Today’s weather will be like Tuesday’s, with a high in the mid-80s and no rain in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service.

While it will be a mostly sunny day, there could be periods of haze and smoke in the sky from the western fires, the weather service said. That might result in less sunshine than is normal.

According to the air quality forecast, the smoke could be worse on Thursday. The forecast is at https://airquality.weather.gov/probe_aq_data.php?latitude=39.1149&longitude=-94.7708.

The MARC air quality skycast stated that the air quality is moderate, or yellow, for Wednesday. There is an elevated ozone concentration and unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion.

A cold front is expected to move through the region late this afternoon into the mid-evening hours, according to the weather service. It is arriving faster than earlier anticipated.

A scattered area of cumulus clouds may develop, especially along the front, the weather service said.

A dry lower atmosphere may eliminate any effects other than a wind shift associated with the front, according to the weather service, but a sprinkle may be seen in some areas.

After the front moves in, there will be drier and cooler air on Thursday, with highs in the 70s into the weekend, the weather service said.

There is not much of a chance for rain, according to the weather service.

Today, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84 and a calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon, the weather service said.

Tonight, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 58 and a north wind of 5 to 9 mph, according to the weather service.

Thursday, it will be sunny with a high near 77 and a north northeast wind of 7 to 10 mph, the weather service said.

Thursday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 54 and a northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening, according to the weather service.

Friday, it will be sunny with a hig near 74 and an east southeast wind of 3 to 7 mph, the weather service said.

Friday night, it will be clear, with a low of 54, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny, with a high near 77, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 55, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be sunny with a high near 78, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be clear, with a low of 56, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny, with a high near 81, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be clear, with a low of 57, according to the weather service.

Tuesday it will be sunny, with a high of 81, the weather service said.

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