"A cold front arriving Sunday should blow all of this smoke out."
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"The smoke is getting too toxic to have anyone out this evening,"
Firefighters have been inundated by 911 callers reporting suspicious smoke that turn out to be false alarms.
Southerly winds that had brought wildfire smoke into the area began carrying cleaner air.
Some improvement is expected over the next few days.
The short-term weather forecast is for mostly light winds from the south and no significant precipitation.
Western Washington residents are warned to expect conditions worsen as calmer winds will allow smoke to settle closer to the ground.
Winds are then expected to shift Friday which will bring smoke from the south into western Washington.
Yesterday's air quality alert has been expanded to include most Puget Sound counties and extended to remain in effect tomorrow.