Thick smoke from B.C. fires coming to Sask.
Thunderstorms could dampen impact on air quality
It's another one of those hazy days of summer for some parts of Saskatchewan as smoke from wildfires in British Columbia funnels through, and it could get much worse as we head into the weekend.
Trying to figure out exactly where the smoke will go is no easy task, but Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement that covers a wide swath of Saskatchewan.
Smoke has arrived in Alta., could blow into Sask.
On Thursday, the smoke crossed the Rocky Mountains, according to Environment Canada, and has settled into much of central Alberta.
Already, Saskatoon is seeing some haze.
There are, however, many variables at play as thunderstorms could sweep through the province Thursday night, dampening and flushing out much of the expected smoke.
People with breathing issues urged to take precautions
If the thick smoke does arrive in Saskatchewan, Environment Canada is warning people with breathing issues to stay indoors in a place that is cool and ventilated. Some people could experience coughing, shortness of breath or headaches.
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