The 9,077 foot Devil’s Thumb about 25 miles northeast of Petersburg is obscured by smoky haze this week. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

Rainy Southeast Alaska is enjoying a long spell of sunny skies and warm weather this summer. But the clear skies this week have been a little obscured by a smoky haze. Turns out the source of the smoke is thousands of miles away. Joe Viechnicki spoke Monday with David Levin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau.

Levin thought the smoke plume could be pushed to the east of the area early this week but high pressure is expected to return later this week and into the weekend. Here’s a NASA image of the Siberian smoke.