Canada Alberta Fires

Smoke blankets the city from nearby wildfires, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Thursday. More people are being forced from their homes as several wildfires rage out-of-control in northern Alberta and blanket areas to the south in an acrid haze.

There wasn't any rain on Friday but skies in the region were hazy because of wildfires in Canada.

David Eastlack, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Valley, said the air quality is in the "moderate" range. That means the air quality is generally acceptable, but for people who are sensitive to some pollutants, it could be a problem. 

Friday's hazy skies capped off the seventh wettest May on record for Eppley Airfield, the weather service tweeted. 

Looking ahead, Eastlack said it should be a good weekend to be outside. Highs on Saturday are expected to be in the upper 70s and 80s. Highs on Sunday are expected to be in the mid 70s. 

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