'We are expecting more smoke impacts until Sunday when rain is predicted'
EUGENE, Ore. - It's ba-ack!
"Drainage flows from the east have brought the wildfire smoke back into Lane County overnight," the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency said in a statement Friday. "Air quality monitors in Eugene are seeing spikes into the 'Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups' levels Friday morning."
The agency issued an air quality advisory for wildfire smoke, in effect through 6 p.m. Sunday.
A change to cooler, wetter fall-like weather is in the forecast for Sunday night through at least Wednesday next week.
“Residents who are sensitive to smoke are advised to use caution when participating in outdoor activities or to wait out the smoke for a couple days,” said Jo Niehaus, spokesperson for the agency. “We are expecting more smoke impacts until Sunday when rain is predicted.”
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