Rogue Valley to see lots of smoke & heat this week

ROGUE VALLEY, Ore. —After a small break from the triple digits, the heat is returning to the region. But this time, it’ll be coupled with smoke in the valley from the ongoing wildfires.

The combination of the two make for dangerous conditions outside. Our Morning Meteorologist, Bobby Johnston says the smoke and heat could stick around for a while.

“Being outdoors, in general, is already going to be excessive because of the heat but dealing with the smoke as well and having to breathe in the carbon and things that smoke puts out definitely don’t want to be breathing that in,” said Johnston.

If possible, wear an N-95 mask outdoors, to protect you from the smoke.

Remember to also stay cool, hydrate, and take breaks if you must be outdoors.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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