ALL CLEAR: Weather Authority Alert Day issued for Monday, Nov. 20 expires

Weather Authority Alert Day All Clear

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE: NOV. 20, 2023 @ 11:30 P.M.

The Weather Authority Alert Day issued due to air quality concerns and smoky conditions across portions of Southwest Virginia has expired.


Smoke from the Matts Creek fire continues to cause issues, including an Air Quality Alert and school closings in parts of our area on Monday.

The Air Quality Alert issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality was issued for areas north and east of the Roanoke Valley throughout the day Monday.

On Nov. 20, an air quality alert was issued for much of our region.

Smoke has started out spread across parts of Bedford and Campbell Counties Monday morning. As we head into the afternoon, a shift in the wind will drag it farther west.

Here's a look at the smoke forecast for noon on 11/20/2023.

Potentially unhealthy or hazardous air quality will be possible deeper into the afternoon in parts of Botetourt, Rockbridge, Craig, Alleghany and Bath Counties.

Here's a look at the smoke forecast for 3 p.m. on 11/20/2023.

If you’re in these areas, here are some things you can do to keep you and your family safe and healthy.

Here are tips to stay safe and healthy during an air quality alert.

Much-needed rain is on the way Tuesday. We have that detailed in this morning’s weather forecast article here.

About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.