Wildfire Smoke From The West Again Overspreads The Midwest

National Weather Service meteorologist Dirk Petersen says the smoke has been getting "lofted pretty high up in the atmosphere and is getting carried into our area by the jetstream."

Petersen says fortunately the smoke has yet to be at lower atmospheric levels impacting the overall air quality in the Midwest.

At this point, Petersen says it's hard for the haze to impact surface air quality.

"Which is pretty hard as high as it is because it had to get over the mountains which is carried by the jetstream, which is way up there."

Petersen says there may be somewhat cooler temperatures because of the smoke cutting into sunlight.

The meteorologist says the smoke will spread east from Nebraska over Iowa into Minnesota, with some showing up in Missouri.

(Map courtesy of NWS)

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