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Wild Fire Haze

Air Quality Alert
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 4:58 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Widespread haze due to the wild fire smoke from the western fires that have consumed over one million acres. Anyone sensitive to changes in air quality may be affected by haze and wild fire smoke especially children and the elderly. This is shaping up to be the brightest week of summer thus far. Northeasterly winds sinking in from the Great Lakes will suppress some of the seasonable heat and humidity. Partly to mostly sunny...mainly haze...as high temps remain in the upper 80s.

Friday, mostly sunny with a 10% chance of scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Severe weather is not expected. High temps in the upper 80s to 90-degrees. With winds shifting to the south, less hazy weather is expected.

Saturday, partly to mostly sunny with isolated afternoon thunderstorms. High temps will surge into the lower 90s with the afternoon heat index 95-100.

Sunday, partly to mostly sunny with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. There is enough energy in the atmosphere to support a marginal risk for a few severe thunderstorms.

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