After a summer that seemed to flip between a little too hot and a little too cold, it looked Monday morning like we might get a few days with sun and blue skies just before fall arrived.
But alas, it was too good to be true.
By midday Monday, smoke from the still-burning Bolt Creek fire began to blow west toward Edmonds and then spread out throughout Puget Sound, according to Dana Felton of the National Weather Service Seattle.
The smoke degraded air in Seattle and the Puget Sound area to moderate or unhealthy for sensitive people. It remained at unhealthy levels near the King and Snohomish County line closer to the fire, according to the Puget Sound Clear Air Agency.
Felton said the wind will continue flowing in from the east through Tuesday. By Wednesday the wind will be coming from the west, but it may take until Thursday for the smoke to be scrubbed out, Felton said.
Highs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are predicted to be in the mid-70s with overnight temperatures dropping into the 40s, according to the weather service.
On Thursday, a weather system from off the coast of California could bring extra clouds and slightly cooler temperatures, Felton said. Highs could be in the low 70s and a weak front that moves in Friday could bring more clouds and a chance of light rain, he said.
But that should be gone by the weekend.