Air quality ‘Moderate’ due to smoke from Canadian wildfire

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MADISON (WKOW) — Hazy skies in the summer is usually due to summer humidity. That’s not the case today.

The haze you’re seeing is due to smoke from a wildfire in Manitoba. You might even be able to smell it.

Yellow indicates moderate and orange indicates that it could be dangerous to particularly sensitive people.

The general public is usually not affected, but there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution. Air quality is expected to improve later this morning and into the afternoon.

Otherwise, you can expect a sunny and seasonable day thanks to high pressure – highs in the low 80s with comfortable humidity. If the smoke hangs around past dinnertime, it’ll set the stage for a pretty sunset.

Another dry day on Tuesday will be followed by a few showers and storms Tuesday night into Wednesday.

27 Storm Track extended forecast

Branden Borremans

Branden Borremans

27 Storm Track Meteorologist
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