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Expect smoky skies across the region today

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Posted at 6:51 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 09:02:30-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Smoky skies are filling up the mountains and blowing east across the plains this morning.

Air Quality

Air quality is considered generally good today, but if you have breathing problems please try and limit your time outside, especially in the morning.

The smoke should rise and get more dispersed in the afternoon, generally spreading east into the plains through the end of the day.

Wild fire smoke path

Most of this smoke is coming from wildfires burning in the desert southwest. The southwest jet stream flow that will bring our heat today is also sweeping the smoke into Colorado.

A cold front overnight and a jet stream shift should work together to push the smoke out of Colorado and give us cleaner air.