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RICHMOND, Va. — Wildfires continue to rage on to our west and southwest, especially across western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee and northern Georgia.


This satellite image was taken on November 7.  Southeasterly winds pushed the smoke from the fires to the northwest.


A cold front passed through the area Tuesday night into Wednesday, and now northerly winds have pushed the smoke southward.


The location of the fires matches up with areas in a drought.  This part of the country has seen little rain since September 1.


High pressure will keep a lot of the lower 48 United States fairly dry through the weekend.  Rain chances in the fire areas will be low.