Weather Authority Alert issued for air quality, smoke in Central, Southwest Virginia
A Weather Authority Alert Day has been issued for Monday, July 17, 2023, due to haze and air quality across the region. The alert is set to expire at 9 p.m., and this article will be updated with the latest information throughout the evening.
Watching for heat and reduced air quality to start the weekend
The dust could also make for poor air quality for sensitive groups like people with respiratory and/or heart disease, the elderly and children. Today's air quality forecast (WSLS)We also expecting the mercury to rise into this afternoon, thanks to a downsloping wind set-up. Downsloping wind explainer (WSLS)Any storms that are able to form this afternoon and/or evening will be isolated and stay mainly in the mountains. Some morning activity is possible, but the bulk of the rain should come during the afternoon and/or evening. Sunday's severe risk (WSLS)Daily storm chances are in our forecast as we flip the calendar from June to July this week.