Hazy conditions could be around for a while

Hazy conditions could be around for a while »Play Video
A light wind could bring smoke-filled air back to the area.
LEWISTON, ID - Air conditions in the LC Valley continue to improve after last week's unhealthy air quality rating.

According to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, air conditions are good right now but could change rapidly. DEQ officials said due to a high pressure ridge pushing it's way through the area, smokey conditions will become trapped and condense, and a simple light wind could bring smoke-filled air back to the area.

"Right now it's good," said Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Engineer Teresa Hiebert. "The evenings and mornings could get worse. If you can, stay in doors during that time."

Hiebert said winds could change the air conditions in a matter of hours, however conditions should not trump last week's unhealthy air quality rating. She said people should expect hazy conditions to remain in the area into next week.

On the other side of the border, the Washington State Department of Ecology has issued a stagnant air advisory for the region, and warns the worst air quality will come in the late night and early morning hours.