Haze from Burning Central America Farm Fields Beginning to Appear over S.A.

Metro San Antonio's air quality will take a hit this week, and you can blame it on another kind of Central American immigrant, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The National Weather Service says the first whiffs of smoke from the burning of fields in southern Mexico and Guatemala has begun to appear over San Antonio, leading to a noticeable haze.

The smoke is expected to continue drifting over the area on the prevailing winds for the first half of the week.

Air quality is expected to be lowered to 'Moderate,' which means it could pose problems for sensitive groups, like people with asthma and other lung issues.

Burning fields is routine in Central America and southern Mexico, as farmers prepare for spring planting.

San Antonio is currently under orders from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to clean up its air quality by 2021, or face serious economic consequen

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