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Smoke continues to blanket Sacramento area, temperatures falling

Smoke from multiple fires burning throughout Northern California and western Oregon will continue to blanket the Sacramento area on Tuesday, but temperatures will continue to drop from last week’s triple-digit onslaught.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District extended a smoke advisory through Tuesday, noting that children, elderly residents and people with respiratory or heart conditions are the most at risk and should limit exposure.

The Air Quality Index is expected to reach 101 on Tuesday, unhealthy for sensitive groups, and 100 on Wednesday, according to the district.

Smoke and haze were so prevalent on Monday that the air was considered unhealthy for all residents in Elk Grove, Davis, Woodland, Rio Vista and other Sacramento-region locales.

The good news is that the National Weather Service expects daytime highs to stay well below 100 degrees throughout this week.

The weather service is forecasting a high of 91 degrees on Tuesday, with southwest winds of 6 to 9 mph.

Tuesday night’s projected low is around 65 degrees, with southwest winds increasing slightly to 8 to 13 mph.

Thursday’s forecast calls for a high of 83 degrees, seven below normal for Sept. 7.

Here’s the extended weather service forecast for the Sacramento area:

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 88. South winds 5 to 9 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South-southwest winds 9 to 11 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South-southwest winds around 7 mph.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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