The devastating fires across Colorado have produced so much smoke that it has even been noticeable in the skies of the Mid South. A large ridge centered over the Plains has produced a clockwise steering current from Colorado to Nebraska, far northeast Kansas, Missouri, far west Tennessee, Arkansas, to far northeast Texas. The visible satellite animation below shows the smoke advection within this steering current late Monday afternoon. Smoke often appears as a milky white color on visible satellite.
Of particular interest, look at the narrow streak of smoke near the intersection of Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado. That is from the massive fire just west of Fort Collins, CO.
The large mass of clouds over Florida and Georgia is Tropical Storm Debby.
Notice the much clearer air across the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes, as seen by the darker colors of the Earth's surface. This air will make its way southwest for Tuesday and Wednesday with less hazy and somewhat cooler conditions expected here.