More bad air is heading to Eastern Carolina. The state Division of Air Quality says Code Purple conditions are predicted Friday for Carteret, Craven, Dare, Jones, Pender and Onslow counties.
That means people who are sensitive to air pollution should avoid all physical activity outdoors.
Code Red conditions are expected in Beaufort, Duplin, Hyde, Lenoir, and Pamlico counties as well as the northern Outer Banks. Code Orange conditions, or air quality that is unhealthy for sensitive groups, could occur in the rest of the area.
Smoke from wildfires burning in Dare, as well as Pender and Onslow counties have blanketed the area with thick smoke.