Here's why the sky may look a little 'milky' tomorrow


After a rainy end to April, the sun is finally out again. But Minnesota skies may seem a bit hazy Thursday.

That's because smoke from a massive wildfire in Canada is drifting into Minnesota.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's website shows smoke currently hovering over North Dakota, and it's expected to make its way into Minnesota Wednesday night, the National Weather Service says.

The weather service says people can expect a "milky sky" Thursday, despite the forecast calling for sun and temperatures in the 70s for the Twin Cities.


Michelle Margraf, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told the Star Tribune that the impact of the wildfires will be limited, saying people will primarily notice a "dimming of the sun slightly."

The wildfire has forced roughly 80,000 people to flee their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, according to CBC News, making it the largest evacuation in Alberta's history.

Canadian wildfires were to blame for hazy skies last June, too.

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