Canadian smoke returning to Western New York tomorrow but may not reach alert stage

The National Weather Service (NWS) at State College,Pa., has provided this timeline video of what Canadian wildfire smoke may look like tomorrow and Monday in Allegany County and the surrounding region.

It says the sky will be a milky white hue, air quality may be impacted “but smoke won’t be quite as thick as it was a month ago,” and individuals should monitor the air quality forecast for specific locations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s AirNow site at

Additional monitoring from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is available at

Forecasters say there is a Marginal Risk for severe weather tonight and the same risk for excessive rain, which could produce flash flooding, through Monday.

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