Most of New England and much of the East Coast were under air quality alerts on Wednesday, with smoke from Canadian wildfires expected to reach as far south as South Carolina.
The Statue of Liberty is covered in haze and smoke caused by wildfires in Canada, in New York, U.S., June 6, 2023.
A new dose of very thick smoke was expected to drift into New York City and Philadelphia by Wednesday afternoon, lasting into the evening.
A graphic shows Air Quality Alerts in effect in the eastern United States as wildfires continue to burn in Canada, on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
A graphic shows a forecast of smoke on the eastern United States as wildfires continue to burn in Canada, on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
That smoke is then expected to move south into Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.
Conditions around New York City and in the I-95 corridor could improve Thursday evening, but get worse in western New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as the winds shift.
-ABC News’ Max Golembo