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.
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.
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.
Potentially unhealthy or hazardous air quality will be possible deeper into the afternoon in parts of Botetourt, Rockbridge, Craig, Alleghany and Bath Counties.
If you’re in these areas, here are some things you can do to keep you and your family safe and healthy.
Much-needed rain is on the way Tuesday. We have that detailed in this morning’s weather forecast article here.