REGION – Those milky skies – caused by smoke from wildfires in northern Canada – will be going away over the weekend.
The National Weather Service has been issuing air quality alerts for much of the Northeast and upper Midwest, as the smoke has been drifting south over the past week.
While the smoke has made things uncomfortable for those with asthma or other respiratory ailments, it has also created some colorful sunrises and sunsets.
Conditions should improve over the weekend, as the smoke plume is forecast to move farther south.
After a mostly sunny Sunday, the region returns to a wetter pattern, with a chance of showers through Thursday; highs will be in the 70s.