Air quality index readings are steadily decreasing in the Bay Area and the thick smoke is expected to clear up this week.
"We think it’ll be a gradual improvement," said Ryan Walbrun with the National Weather Service. "Especially people in the North Bay should see some better air today, down to San Francisco."
"Unfortunately the South Bay, particularly Santa Clara County, they are most likely to continue to get smoke from the Dolan fire which is burning down near Big Sur," said Walbrun. "Those southwest winds are going to continue to push smoke towards Santa Clara County today."
Satellite images show that a big plume of smoke from the Creek and SQF fires continue to cover Yosemite and Central Valley, stretching all the way to Reno and beyond.
"Initial big plumes that went off about a week ago, they shot a lot of smoke out towards the ocean,” he explained. “So it’s made its way back onshore and we are seeing those same satellite images that show it heading all the way across the United States and over towards Europe."