'Very unhealthy' air quality alert effect in Puget Sound
'Very unhealthy' air quality alert effect in Puget Sound until Thursday. Air quality continues to be UNHEALTHY and VERY UNHEALTHY for everyone in most areas. Stay indoors with windows and doors closed as much as possible. As of Tuesday afternoon, the eastern parts of Snohomish, King, and Pierce Counties have seen small improvements in the air quality, but there's a chance of more smoke Wednesday that will bring everyone back up to UNHEALTHY or VERY UNHEALTHY. We expect air quality to finally improve late Thursday or Friday, when a storm should clear out most of the smoke. Conditions may change, we will update this forecast frequently until air quality improves. Fire marshals in our four-county area of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties have issued fire safety burn bans prohibiting outdoor burning including recreational fires.