Air Quality Alerts remain in effect for parts of the Northwest though the weekend. Smoke from wildfires burning in the region paired with upcoming weather conditions will cause the air quality to reach unhealthy levels.
Air quality will vary between good and unhealthy depending on wind direction and time of day. Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes, runny nose, aggravate heart and lung diseases, and aggravate other serious health problems.
Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it is smoky.
For WeatherNation, I’m Meredith Garofalo