The state Department of Environmental Protection has forecast a Code Orange air quality action day for ozone in the Pittsburgh area Wednesday.
Orange represents unhealthy pollution levels for young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, who are urged to limit outdoor activities.
The area affected includes Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
The National Weather Service has forecast temperatures in the high 80s with peak readings in the 90s through Friday.
“The combination of these features will contribute to elevated ozone levels across (the Mid-Atlantic region),” reads a Department of Environmental Protection release.
Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2325, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @dillonswriting.
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