Detailed forecast

Areas of smoke from western Canada will continue to impact the AQI over the next few days. Fortunately, air quality and visibility along the approaching front has not been as bad as anticipated, so no air quality alert will be issued at this time. We do expect higher short-term peaks and noticeable smoke at times, but for now it looks like the daily AQI will stay at yellow (moderate) levels. Concentrations of smoke are expected to be highest from southwest Minnesota, through the north Metro and central Minnesota, into northeast Minnesota tomorrow afternoon behind the front. We will continue to monitor the approaching smoke and update the forecast if needed.