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NWS Air Quality Alert (Buncombe County)

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Asheville Airport, 9 miles south of Asheville

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 6:07AM

Smoke on the Water

Smoke from the Canadian wildfires in Quebec will remain over the area for the next couple of days, creating hazy skies. Few clouds are expected over the next three days, and temperatures are expected to warm to normal by Saturday. Our next chance at rain looks to be Sunday, which may clear some of the smokey haze in the skies.

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Hi: 72 Lo: 46

Patchy AM fog; Sunshine filtered through smoky haze; Cool; NW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 74 Lo: 49

Sunshine filtered through smoky haze; NW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 79 Lo: 54

Sunshine filtered through smoky haze; Warmer; SW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 79 Lo: 60

Partly to mostly cloudy; Scattered PM showers and thundershowers, lingering overnight

Hi: 77 Lo: 55

Mostly to partly cloudy; Mainly AM showers & thundershowers

Further Out

Tuesday - Partly sunny; Pleasant; High in the upper 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Wednesday - Partly sunny; Warmer; High in the lower 80s; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

Canadian wildfires are producing smoke that's being funneled by a low pressure over the northeast and a high pressure over the western Great Lakes. This will cause hazy skies in the area for the next few days.

The high pressure over the Great Lakes has a ridge extending over the area, and will move over the Southern Appalachians on Saturday. This will prevent any clouds or storms from forming.

On Sunday, a warm front approaches from the southwest, bringing cloudier skies and scattered showers and thundershowers. These showers and thundershowers are expected through Monday, as a cold front moves through in the afternoon. The rain should clear some of the smoke in the skies. Skies clear overnight.

Tuesday and Wednesday look partly sunny for now, with the cold front along the Gulf coast.


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