Good morning all! We mentioned this several days ago, but have you noticed the haze in the air? If not, check out this mornings view across the Smokies. No this isn't contributed to the Smoky Mountains because of the name, but actually from smoke all the way in Canada. Large wildfires in Alberta have allowed for smoke to drift into the area and brought the hazy look we see. This can be visualized below (bottom right), where smoke concentrations are across much of the Mid Atlantic and through the Midwest. These will make for good sunset pictures!
In terms of UV, values will be high. Even with the haze in the area, which could limit UV indices a touch and also make temperatures slightly cooler, we are still looking at values between 8 and 10 today. If you do plan to be outdoors for extended periods of time, don't forget the sunscreen!
High pressure will keep things mostly dry today and tomorrow, before afternoon to evening isolated to scattered shower/storms will be possible Friday and through the holiday weekend. Temperatures will also cool down a bit Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low to mid 70s both days. Check out our video forecast below for more.
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