FORECAST: Code Red Air Quality Alert to be issued Wednesday

Air quality forecast

  • Code Orange and Red alerts are in effect for Wednesday.
  • The Code Red alert covers much of central North Carolina, including Charlotte.
  • A Code Red Air Quality Alert affects everyone. Consider limiting prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.
  • Anyone sensitive to air pollution, including people with asthma, should avoid outdoor exertion altogether.
  • This is all due to smoke from Canadian wildfires that have been entrenched in North Carolina.
  • Our next rain chance is late Wednesday ahead of a cold front.
  • The rain is expected to be widespread with limited severe risk.
  • The rain clears out by Thursday with great weather into the weekend.
  • Smoke will continue to impact North Carolina on both Thursday and Friday

BELOW: The latest forecast update from Severe Weather Center 9.

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