Air Quality Alert issued for most of western Washington this weekend
Expect the smoke haze to gradually increase over the next couple of days as wildfires continue burning.
From KING-5 TV News, NBC Seattle:
An Air Quality Alert will be in effect for most of western Washington this weekend due to wildfire smoke.
The air quality around the Puget Sound region is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups, but areas along the Cascade Valleys could experience diminished air quality due to wildfires.
Multiple agencies issued the Air Quality Alert, which will be in effect for most of the Puget Sound region from 5 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Monday.
A Fire Weather Watch will also be in effect for the west slopes of the north and the central Cascades from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. The NWS said moderate breezes, low humidity and warm temperatures could cause wildfires to rapidly spread, which may further diminish the air quality in the surrounding region.
Onshore flow begins to take back over throughout the day Sunday and should bring a noticeable decrease in the smoke haze and temperatures by Monday.