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What's the story with the smoke????

Smokey Sunday afternoon

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Smoke from Washington fires is being pushed into the Tri-Cities from a low pressure system moving into our area.

Action News is unaware of any new fires in the area.

Storm Tracker Mike McCabe says a low pressure system is moving into the Tri-Cities and it is bring wind and rain.

Winds are pulling smoke from the raging fires in the Cascades and the Columbia River gorge area.

Experts believe the smoke will move back out of our area over-night as the low pressure system moves in bringing much needed rain.

According to the Department of Ecology, the latest readings of the smoke in the air were in the 'Unhealthy' category.

That means, everyone should limit time spent outdoors. Everyone should avoid exercising outdoors (including sports teams) and choose non-strenuous indoor activities. People with asthma, respiratory infection, diabetes, lung or heart disease, or have had a stroke should stay indoors. Infants, children, pregnant women and adults over age 65 should also stay indoors.


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