A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect as spotty snow showers pop-up Friday morning. While accumulation may be small or non-existent, (0 to 0.5 inches), where snow showers persist higher amounts are possible. The morning commute could run into slowdowns. Winter Weather Advisories for the Smokies are in effect until Noon for 1 to 3 inches of snow.
Knoxville (WVLT) - East Tennessee is under an Air Quality Alert today.
The Environmental Protection Agency says Friday's air quality index is at level orange.
That means the air could be unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as those with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children.
If you are in one of these groups, health experts say you should avoid prolonged time outdoors and you should also not exert yourself.
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