The haze is back. This time it's coming from wildfires in Central Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. The smoke is expected to last through this evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Maps from the Washington Department of Ecology show that air quality in the Seattle area is "unhealthy for sensitive groups," such as people with respiratory issues, children, and elderly folks.
#GOES16 imagery overnight showing stratus surging north to bring 25+ degrees of cooling to coast. Wildfires also prominently visible. #wawx pic.twitter.com/qBCwwgIMFw
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) August 29, 2017
National Weather Service officials issued a red flag warning for "dry and unstable" conditions for potential fires while Seattle temperatures are in the 80s through next week.
Representatives with the state ecology department weren't immediately available to provide comment.