By Dan Spalding
News Now Warsaw
WARSAW — Air quality concerns remain in place in Indiana for Thursday, but a meteorologist with the National Weather Service predicts much of the smoky haze is beginning to dissipate.
Much of that is due to a weather system that will bring storms and rain to the region over the next four days.
Smoke from wildfires in Canada has blanketed much of the Great Lakes for two days, creating some of the most unhealthy air conditions perhaps ever seen across Chicago and northern Indiana.
The NWS forecast for Kosciusko County on Wednesday predicted “smoke,” which may well be a first in the history of the local NWS in North Webster.
Thursday’s forecast calls for haze and a high near 90.
Meteorolostig Nathan Marsili, who works in the North Webster office, said it’s not uncommon the have smoke from wildfires in the upper atmosphere across Indiana, but that’s much different from the current conditions where it is concentrated close to the ground.
Visibility across the region, as a result of the wildfires, has been reduced to 1-3 miles.
To check or updates on the air quality, go to airnow.gov.
Today begins a string of days with possible storms.
Highs today and Friday will be in the upper 80s.
That warmth is part of the outer edge of a dome of heat that’s causing excessive heat across parts of the central and southern United States.