Air Quality Alert for all of North Carolina on Wednesday
The smoke from wildfires in eastern Canada is traveling over 1,000 miles to North Carolina
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Smoke from the Canadian wildfires is being carried by steady upper-level winds into parts of Eastern N.C. A faint haze may be visible across several counties in our area, and this may persist over the coming days. As of now an Air Quality Alert has been issued by the NWS for all counties in Eastern NC that will run until midnight Wednesday night (12 am Thursday).
While most of our area will fall under Code Orange conditions, Nash, Edgecombe, and Northampton Counties could experience Code Red conditions on Wednesday. This means that for those of you who suffer from respiratory conditions or have trouble breathing, don’t spend extended time outside.
With an incoming front set to arrive tomorrow, winds will be shifting over the next two days, so any impacts from the smoke should be short lived here. Rain showers Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night will help clear our air of any lingering particulate, however the smoke may return late in the week.
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