The smoke is very visible at sunrise and sunset. This morning the sunrise illuminated a thin layer of smoke across the Houston area drifting in from the fires burning to the north. We'll have a light north wind this morning then a breeze at 5-15 out of the northeast this afternoon. With the ground and vegetation so incredibly dry even the lightest wind can spread the fire. An air quality alert remains in effect for areas close to the fires and northwest Harris county.
Tropical storm Nate has formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Nate is forecast to become a hurricane this weekend before moving into central Mexico on Monday. On that track Texas will see no rain or relief from Nate. Hang in there folks!