NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — Do the sunny skies still look a little hazy to you? Blame wildfires in Canada.
Storm Team 8’s Co-Chief Meteorologist Gil Simmons predicted the air quality on Wednesday would reach similar levels as Tuesday.
Originating in Nova Scotia, smoke from the fires heightened fine particulate matter levels in Connecticut in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” category, according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
“Sensitive groups” includes people with asthma. The elderly, those with heart or lung disease, and those with impaired lung function are also considered to be in danger.
If you smell smoke, the level is too high for sensitive groups to be outside, according to DEEP.