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Wildfire smoke makes for hazy skies


Smoke from wildfires will effects parts of southeast Georgia and extreme southern South Carolina on Tuesday.

Surface observations and wind and dispersion forecasts indicate smoke being generated from a wildfire north of Walthourville in Liberty County and the massive Honey Prairie Fire Complex, according to the National Weather Service. These wildfires will continue to affect portions of southeast Georgia and extreme  southern South Carolina through Tuesday afternoon, according to the NWS.

Visibilities as low as 2 miles can be expected mainly through early afternoon before visibilities improve slightly as much of the smoke pushes offshore and dispersion increases.

Onshore winds and a more stable environment associated with the sea breeze are expected to bring smoke back inland later Tuesday afternoon and visibility could drop again, according to the NWS.

NWS recommends drivers use low-beam headlights when encountering smoke. Those with respiratory problems should remain indoors with air conditioning as much as possible.

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