It's not exactly a breath of fresh air, but the Sacramento region is getting a bit of a break this weekend as lingering wildfire smoke begins to thin.
The environmental protection agency says that northwesterly winds will help disperse pollutants in the Sacramento region throughout the weekend, though smoke from wildfires will linger in Yolo, Solano, and portions of Sacramento county.
Smoke levels in most of the region are expected to be "moderate." At this level, the agency encourages pollution-sensitive people to avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
This is an improvement from mid week, when air throughout much of the region was deemed unhealthy to breathe. Air quality levels continue to be poor in areas to the west of Sacramento and much of the Bay Area.
Up-to-date air quality information from the EPA can be found here.