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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Massachusetts gets blurred by wildfires in the west: Unhealthy air quality warning should go away, but tornado threat on Wednesday

The smoky haze you saw Tuesday from the western wildfires was an unhealthy air quality warning that should go away on Wednesday as severe weather threatens Massachusetts.

Meteorologists are monitoring the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, with damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

There is even a possibility of isolated tornadoes on Wednesday.

“It’s something we’re looking for,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Rob Magnia, based at the Norton office in NWS Boston. “The current setup in the atmosphere suggests that it will not be impossible on Wednesday.”

Before the storm struck, much of southern New England was under air quality alert Tuesday as smoke from western wildfires swirled over the region.

Parts of Massachusetts had an air quality index between 100 and 150, meaning it was unhealthy air quality for vulnerable groups — including people with heart or lung disease such as asthma, older adults, children, teens, and people who are active outside. .

People in vulnerable groups were advised to limit their activity outside with the smoke rising.

“It’s pretty amazing how far the smoke can go,” Megania said. “If there is enough smoke in the atmosphere and it gets into the jet stream, it can go a long way.”

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