Looking at the NOAA HMS Smoke and Fire Product (top left), we again see the red dots symbolizing active fires in the Southeast. No smoke plumes were visible, however. The MODIS Terra AOD image to the right also does not pick up many elevated values, although clouds block much of the East and the Midwest.
Even though the fires seem to not affect the AOD in the Southeast, one can see moderate AQIs in the EPA AIRNow combined AQI loop (bottom left) from Louisiana to the Great Lakes. California had the highest AQIs of the day with Fremont and Redwood City (both 90). In Louisiana and Arkansas, the active fires in the area could have helped caused the elevated AQIs, while in the Great Lakes, NO2 levels could be to blame. The OMI NRT tropospheric NO2 figure (bottom right) shows increased values in this region. As for the Mid-Atlantic, expect low AQIs and AOD as the current storm moves into the weekend.