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Wildfire smoke pouring into ENC

People with breathing problems should avoid outdoors
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 6:24 PM EDT
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Poor Air Quality Wednesday and Thursday as well as likely Friday.
Poor Air Quality Wednesday and Thursday as well as likely Friday.(WITN Weather)

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - An Air Quality Alert has been issued and includes most all of Eastern North Carolina. Anyone with breathing sensitivities should avoid going outdoors the next few days as the low air quality could really impact you. The smoke is riding along a steep jet stream that has been dragging the smoke from the western states, up into Canada then south toward us. We will see the haze intensify Friday. This will cause filtered sunshine and eerie colors as the sun sets and rises. Sunset Wednesday will be at 8:12pm.

Jet stream carried wildfire haze through Canada and back into the US.
Jet stream carried wildfire haze through Canada and back into the US.(WITN Weather)
Forecast brings heavier haze to North Carolina on Thursday
Forecast brings heavier haze to North Carolina on Thursday(WITN Weather)

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