Hazy weather en route to Spokane area | News
Residents of the Inland Northwest might have noticed the hazy skies lingering over the Spokane area. Dust whipped up from moderate winds is on its way to the Spokane - bringing more haze and a more pronounced smokey smell.
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has tracked the current air quality index to 108 - deeming it unhealthy for sensitive groups. Older adults, children and those afflicted with heart and lung disease are advised to reduce exertion in today's weather condition.
Some fires out of central and northeast Washington are to blame for the haze en route to the metro area of Spokane. Winds from the west are blowing in at about 20 to 30 mph with some expected gusts up to 45 mph.
Highway travel may be affected as well due to a blow dust advisory issued by the National Weather Service on Monday afternoon. Drivers can expect low visibility - limiting sight one to three miles in some direction.
NWS advises the biggest impacts will be in agriculture regions of the state along Interstate 90 from Vantage to Cheney and Highway 2 from east Waterville to Davenport.