Bring out the gas masks! The EPA and Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reporting that this morning there are unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter and ozone.

So - What's causing it?

The ongoing wildfires in Canada have been producing smoke that has risen to the upper parts of the atmosphere, but a cold front is now forcing that air to the surface.

Here's the good news: as the day progresses, the air quality will improve in Iowa and Northern Illinois.

You can get the latest scoop on the QC air quality from WQAD.

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Here's a picture I saw on my Facebook page of someone on their morning commute in Madison: