SULLIVAN — For a second day, the air quality in Walworth County and southeaster Wisconsin remains at unhealthy or worse conditions.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued an Air Quality Advisory that will remain in effect until noon Thursday, June 29.

Air quality at 6 a.m. Wednesday remains unhealthy at the nearest monitoring station in Mukwonago, however the trend is improving.

This advisory affects all of southeast east Wisconsin because of smoke from Canadian wildfires.

At this time, the National Weather Service anticipates the eastern half of the state to see the heaviest surface smoke through the episode, with noon Tuesday through noon Wednesday currently appearing to be the timing of heaviest impact.

Smoky skies will continue across southern Wisconsin through tonight, according to the National Weather Service reporting station in Sullivan.

Weakening showers will move through southwest Wisconsin this morning.

More scattered showers and storms will be possible this evening and overnight. A few strong storms will be possible during this time.

People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion and consider avoiding all physical outdoor activities; everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy
exertion and consider avoiding prolonged or heavy exertion.

A useful trick making the rounds on social media is to use the inside circulate button when traveling in your car and use the fan circulate setting on your furnace. Both will run the air through your filter, while not bringin new air in from the outside.

By Staff Report

Walworth County Community News