CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Yes, it's dangerously hot outside. But the air quality on Tuesday really was not all that bad.
For all the code orange ozone days we've had lately, Tuesday didn't meet that threshold.
Air temperature and air quality don't necessarily go hand in hand.
Charlotte has had 13 Code Orange Ozone days so far this summer (since the first of April which is the start of ozone season.) But Tuesday was not one of them. Why not?
And do you know you live in one of the smoggiest cities in America? How's that?
Smoggy skies are what we're used to seeing in Charlotte when the heat turns up and the humidity kicks in and the forecast goes to Orange. But there was none of that on Tuesday.
Meteorologist Kelly Franson explains why.
"To get ozone you actually need the sunlight interacting with the chemicals," she said.