Air quality forecasts today are in the good to unhealthy categories.
Morning satellite imagery shows smoke-filled valleys across North and Central Idaho with more smoke incoming from the west. Smoke from California, Oregon, and Washington will funnel into North Idaho throughout the day. Some slight improvement is possible in these areas this afternoon as smoke lifts with daytime heating and steady winds but overall expect smoky conditions to remain. A general haze is present across the state as the humidity remains high following the monsoonal moisture from the weekend. South Idaho should avoid any significant impacts through the period as the regional smoke wraps around the ridge to the north and then east through North Idaho into Montana.
Video: HRRR Smoke model showing vertically integrated smoke from 12Z (6am MDT) on 8/3/21 to 16Z (10am MDT) on 8/4/21. Smoke is seen being transported mostly to the north and then east across North and Central Idaho while sparing South Idaho.