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Smoke from Canadian wildfires blows into Wisconsin

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 15:58:32-04

Smoke from wildfires in Canada has blown into Wisconsin, according to the National Weather Service.

The Milwaukee/Sullivan office of the NWS reported the smoke was pulled into the area by a cold front that passed through Wednesday night.

The smoke makes the air hazy and the smell of smoke may be discernable.

"The smoke from these fires rises high into the atmosphere and is driven south across the Upper Midwest by upper level winds," the NWS said on its website. "It is expected that any impact on temperatures due to filtering of the sunshine would be minor. The smoke layer is anticipated to again affect much of the area by mid week.