Kentucky (FOX 56) — Kentuckians have likely noticed the hazy sky across the state over the last week. That haze is actually smoke from wildfires that are ongoing in Canada.
A cutoff low pressure currently over New England is responsible for funneling that smoke southward into the United States, including Kentucky. The thickest smoke is being found in parts of the northeast, as seen in the map below.
The air quality across Kentucky is moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups.
The lowest air quality is found in the northeast, where it’s currently very unhealthy or hazardous.
We still expect smoke to remain across the region Friday into Saturday, which will lead to lower air quality. You can keep track of the latest air quality data for your area by going to airnow.gov.
Upper-level winds will shift late Saturday into Sunday, pushing the smoke out of our region. Stay tuned to The Weather Authority for the latest forecast.