If Missouri & Illinois Skies Look Weird Wednesday, This is Why
There's a good chance that skies will look a little strange over Missouri and Illinois Wednesday and it's Canada's fault. Or, at least it's something that's happening in Canada that's responsible. I'll explain.
The National Weather Service shared the word that smoke from Canadian wildfires are expected to make an appearance over Missouri and Illinois Wednesday.
This satellite image shows the wildfire smoke that has already affected Minnesota that is slowly being brought southward by the jet stream.
The meteorologists are saying that skies may look "milky" during the day Wednesday, but most of the smoke is very high in the atmosphere. If I were you, I'd pay special attention to the sunset Wednesday though as the smoke in the upper atmosphere may provide some interesting colors to the horizon as the sun goes down.
The wildfires have been raging in the Alberta part of Canada and there's no sign of them slowing down anytime soon.
Be sure to check out the National Weather Service Weather Story page early Wednesday for updates on how the wildfires and their smoke may very well affect skies over Missouri and Illinois moving forward.