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Smoke from California wildfires arrives in Minnesota, bringing hazy skies

MINNEAPOLIS– Smoke from the Pacific Northwest wildfires arrived in Minnesota on Wednesday.

The WCCO weather team reports that the foggiest conditions are expected by Thursday afternoon.

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“A few can actually smell it right after a cold front passed Thursday night,” WCCO Meteorology Director Mike Augustyniak said.

An air quality alert is not expected on Wednesday, but air quality will be affected in western and northern areas of the state, according to state weather officials.

WCCO will update if air quality alerts are issued.

Several wildfires are burning across California as firefighters are also fight the brutal heat.


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