Smoke from wildfires in Northwest makes it’s way to River Country

Smoke from Northwest wildfires made its way to River Country on Labor Day.

Residents noticed a haze hanging over the area Monday. The smoke was expected to linger through the night and push south of the area Tuesday, said Van DeWald, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Valley.

“We can trace this back to fires in Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon,” DeWald said.

He said the air quality in the area is in the moderate category and even the unhealthy category for sensitive groups in the Lincoln area. Those with asthma, allergies or a type of lung disease were advised to stay indoors.

As the smoke dissipates, a cool front will come into the area, dropping temperatures to pleasant September weather. Tuesday through Thursday will bring sunny skies with highs in the low to mid-70s.