Smoke from wildfires that continue to burn in the western parts of the U.S. and Canada returned to the skies Sunday, creating hazy conditions in Western Washington.
The National Weather Service's Northwest Office says northwesterly winds are bringing the smoke from Canada into Washington. They tweeted a satellite image of the Northwest states, showing the extent of the smoke from a view from space.
Saturday's cooler and wetter weather managed to clear out a lot of the particulates in the air.
"The air quality is still pretty good around Puget Sound. We were seeing the moderate and unhealthy levels mainly in Eastern Washington," said KING 5 forecast Jordan Wilkerson. "But most of them now are green (alerts) again. So the good news is they got a little bit of relief."
The NWS says the smoke will get worse on Monday with some improvements by the middle of the week.