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Hazy conditions continue with more hot temperatures

Meteorologist Paige Noel says the smoke isn’t impacting our air quality
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 3:42 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - We are looking at another hazy, hot, and dry day. Those hot temperatures look to stick around for a while.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Highs are going to get near 91 degrees today with those sunny skies. We do have hazy, smoky conditions several miles up. These are from wildfires in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, etc. They’ve charred hundreds of thousands of acres.

Thankfully for us, we’re not ‘breathing in’ that smoke; it’s simply too high up to impact our direct air quality. That said, we do have higher ozone. Along with a light breeze, that keeps surface air pollution locked in through the week.

More smoke this afternoon
More smoke this afternoon(WVLT)

LOOKING AHEAD

The dry weather continues Friday with highs getting into the low to possibly even mid-90s.

There is a chance for a stray pop-up shower or storm this weekend, but those looks mostly confined to our mountain tops so really most of us will stay dry.

The next best chance for rain will be on Monday, but even at that those storms look very isolated. The hot pattern continues throughout next week.

We also have custom forecast videos for you in the WVLT weather app for iPhone or Android.

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