BOISE An orange air quality alert remains in effect through Monday morning, but relief could soon be on the way for Treasure Valley residents.

KTVB s Brian Holmes says a cold front and low pressure system moving in Sunday and Monday could bring a chance of showers and wind that may help to clear the smoke out of the area.

The Stage 1 air quality alert was issued by the Idaho DEQ on Friday, banning all outdoor burning.

Air quality is generally in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups to Unhealthy categories throughout the central and southern parts of the state, said DEQ s Smoke Management Program Coordinator Mary Anderson. Areas may experience some clearing, but generally, smoke will remain throughout the weekend.

Conditions will be revaluated Monday on a county-by-county basis.

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