After some brief relief from the 30-degree heat this week, as daytime highs fell to the upper 20s in the sun and smoke, hot air is returning to the region.
A few clouds will build in Thursday night and into early Friday, as temperatures return to the mid-teens before sunshine gets back into full swing in the afternoon.
The mercury should make it back to around the 30-degree mark late in the day before dropping into the mid-teens for overnight lows this weekend.
Notably, winds should ease as this takes place.
Daytime highs will soar into the low-to-mid 30s across the area, bringing increased drying and difficult firefighting conditions during the heat of the day.
No relief is expected into next week as sunshine and 30-degree afternoon temperatures stick around.