Smoky air will get a lot clearer over Puget Sound Sunday

KING 5 Meteorologist Jordan Steele reports.

Smoke in the Puget Sound air that has been around since Friday due to wildfires in the Cascades should clear out Sunday thanks to rain in the forecast.

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Sunday morning reported the air quality was good for King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties. In the Cascades, the air quality remains bad for sensitive groups who are being active outdoors and moderate for healthy adults who are active outdoors.

Sensitive groups include anyone with respiratory or heart problems, kids or pregnant women.

The Sunday forecast calls for several hours of steady afternoon rain turning to scattered showers by evening.

The Jolly Mountain Fire has torched 36,000-plus acres near Cle Elum, and the Norse Peak Fire in Pierce County over 52,000 acres.

Related links:

Air Quality Map - Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Map: Sawmill Ridge and other wildfires burning in Washington

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