SCENIC Rim residents are getting used to living under a blanket of smoke due to ongoing blazes including the bushfires still burning at Binna Burra, Tregony and in an inaccessible part of Mount Barney.
The Bureau of Meteorology's Jess Gardner said fires still burning across the border are adding to the smoke haze.
"The south-easterly change moving through the region is carrying smoke from the NSW fires," she said.
"With the wind change expected, the smoke will probably get worse throughout today.
"There is the chance of storms in south-east Queensland but unfortunately it looks like it will just miss the Scenic Rim, Logan and the Redlands.
"One positive is that the change will maintain high humidity, which means the fuel will be less dry.
"We have seen an increase in humidity since last week, which makes it easier for firefighters."
Ms Gardner said the region was today under a high fire danger rating, likely to be upgraded to very high early next week with the expected arrival of drier winds.
"There is a slight chance of some showers or storms tomorrow but the best chance is probably Saturday or Sunday," she said.
QFES said it was working with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service crews to contain the fire at Mount Barney National Park, near Mount May and Mount Maroon and were conducting backburning operations in the area.
The Mount Lindesay Highway remains closed between Rathdowney and Woodenbong and Mount Barney National Park, including Lower Portals is also closed.
QFES and QPWS crews are also continuing to patrol and monitor a bushfire smouldering in the vicinity of Binna Burra and Natural Bridge.
QFES says this fire was posing no threat to property but people in the area would be affected by smoke, which would reduce visibility and air quality.
Residents are asked to close windows and doors and if suffering from a respiratory condition, keep medications close by.
Motorists in the area are advised to drive with caution.
A spokeswoman for QFES said firefighters were still monitoring a fire at Tregony, North Branch and Swanfels but the fire was not posing a threat to property and Spicers Peak Lodge was not in danger.