Here’s why you might see a hazy sky this weekend in Michigan

Western wildfire smoke headed our way

Vertically Integrated Smoke (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

The National Weather Service (NWS) has been tracking wildfire smoke, and it may be heading our way.

According to the National Interagency Fire Center in their most recent report, there are currently 97 large fires that have burned 900,282 acres in nine states.

NWS reports the smoke from these fires is pushing into the Midwest.

The National Weather Service says, “at this time, it appears as though the smoke will stay aloft and not mix down to the surface over Upper Michigan this weekend.”

There is only a moderate air quality concern for those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

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Morgan is a Digital Editor and has been with WDIV since May of 2022. She is also studying political science and communications at Wayne State University.