BOISE A band of showers brought some much-needed relief to the Boise region, which has been socked in with wildfire smoke on and off since early August.
A total of .04 inches was recorded at the Boise Airport through 8:15 p.m. Sunday. That might not sound like a lot, but the precipitation and wind gusts up to 25 mph helped move out some of the stagnant air.
Visibility in Boise was only 2 miles at 8 a.m. but improved to 8 miles by 4:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
The air quality Monday is expected to be better but not healthy. The Department of Environmental Quality issued a yellow, or moderate, air quality alert.