SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The smoke is back. At least a little bit. The air quality index (AQI) is in the moderate zone.

The culprit this time is smoke from fires to the southwest of Central New York being blown our way by strong south winds.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton talks about it in a tweet on X.

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Here is the latest Storm Team Forecast

If you are considered to be in the sensitive group, this is something to consider if you’re going to be outdoors Friday.