Expect poor air quality in parts of Virginia due to Canadian wildfires
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Canadian wildfires are causing hazy skies in the Richmond area on Thursday. Expect unhealthy poor air quality in the area and other parts of Virginia throughout the day.
It’s recommended those with heart or lung issues limit their time spent outdoors.
The smoke is expected to get better later Thursday and clear out for Friday and the weekend.
Smoke from the wildfires has pushed into much of the mid-west in the past couple of days.
Canadian officials say it is the nation’s worst wildfire season ever. They expect air quality to remain a concern through the summer.
In the Richmond area, any forecast of a northerly breeze and lower humidity (aka Canadian air) this summer could bring more smoke.
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