Canadian wildfires make for hazy Michigan skies

Canadian wildfires make for hazy Michigan skies

Emma Keith, Detroit Free PressPublished 10:21 a.m. ET July 8, 2019 —

Noticing a haze over today’s otherwise sunny Michigan sky? Blame Canada. Smoke from Manitoba and Ontario wildfires will cover most of Michigan throughout most of Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The haze is expected to start clearing Tuesday. 

The Environmental Protection Agency predicts moderate air quality in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids throughout the day.

NWS meteorologist Alex Manion said Monday’s thickest smoke will start in northeast Michigan and move down to the Detroit area by evening. 

Manion said some central and southern Michigan residents may smell a wildfire scent as the smoke descends in the atmosphere and moves south throughout the day.