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Smoke and Haze Persist – But Not as Badly – on Thursday

Relief may be on the way

Smoke and haze from the Canadian wildfires is expected to linger over Schuylkill County on Thursday.

However, if a forecast that proved to be accurate on Wednesday holds true to form today, Thursday — the third day in a row we’ve experienced this phenomenon — won’t be nearly as bad.

According to the forecasting tool, smoke from the Canadian wildfires definitely will hang over Schuylkill County on Thursday. But it shouldn’t get anywhere nearly as bad as it was yesterday.

READ MORE: Canadian Wildfires Create “Hazardous” Air in Schuylkill County

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Wildfire Smoke Forecast for Schuylkill County on June 8

Here’s a look at some key points throughout the day:

6 a.m.: The south and east of Schuylkill County should see the worst of the situation in the early morning hours.

10 a.m.: The situation gets worse as the morning carries on on Wednesday.

2 p.m.: A slight clearing of the smoke and haze would be welcome in the middle of the day Thursday. But it’ll hardly be clear.

6 p.m.: By evening time, denser haze and smoke billow back into Schuylkill County.

10 p.m.: And by nighttime, some areas of Schuylkill County get somewhat of a break.

National Weather Service says the smoke and haze definitely will linger through Thursday in Schuylkill County. However, the unhealthy air quality levels may peak on Thursday to a point where the Canadian smoke only has an impact on those with compromised respiratory function., which uses Pennsylvania DEP data to measure air quality, indicates that smoke and haze on Thursday will be unhealthy for people with sensitive breathing. However, in the early morning hours today, air quality remained “Hazardous” over Schuylkill County.

Air quality is expected to improve through the day on Thursday and should be OK for people whose breathing isn’t compromised.

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