Smoke to return to Fairbanks this week

Meteorologist Alan Hickford with the National Weather Service says the smoke returning this week shouldn't stay for long. (John Dougherty/KTVF)
By  | 

FAIRBANKS, Alaska The smoke will return... That's what the National Weather Service is saying.

Fairbanks spent much of July blanketed in smoke from the many fires burning across Alaska.

Last week the smoke had mostly lifted but changing winds will bring smoke from fires in Fort Yukon and Delta back into the Fairbanks area.

Meteorologist Alan Hickford with the National Weather Service says the smoke shouldn't stay for long.

"It's going to last through much of Tuesday and into Wednesday. Wednesday night, Thursday time frame we're looking at a storm system coming through, gives us a little bit of a chance of rain Wednesday, better chance Thursday. But of more impact for the smoke is it is going to change the wind direction again there so we are not going to be getting as much of that smoke from the northeast."