Haze in Central Florida sky from Canadian wildfire smoke

Air quality ‘unhealthy’ due to smoke

Wildfire smoke

ORLANDO, Fla. – If you’ve noticed a light brown tint in between the clouds, it’s not your imagination. Smoke from wildfires burning in eastern Canada has made its way to Florida.

The smoke, originating from large wildfires burning near the Hudson Bay, is being transported south by an area of high pressure moving through the Tennessee River Valley.

High transporting smoke

A large storm out in the open Atlantic is also helping to force the smoke south along the East Coast of the U.S.

Wildfire smoke seen on the visible satellite. Low pressure is helping to force the smoke south.

The smoke has become more widespread Tuesday, significantly impacting air quality in Central Florida. Most of Central Florida’s air quality is considered unhealthy.

The haze will likely be visible over Central Florida skies through at least Wednesday.

Wildfire smoke

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Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 and now covers weather on TV and all digital platforms.