An air quality alert is in effect today at the Jersey Shore for ground level ozone, according to the National Weather Service.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a “Code Orange” alert.
According to airnow.gov, the air in New Jersey is within the “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” level.
“Although general public is not likely to be affected at this AQI range, people with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air,” according to the alert.
The alert says to avoid strenuous activity and exercise indoors to minimize the effects of air pollution. It’s in effect until late tonight.
Relief from heat and humidity comes Friday night as a cold front moves through. High temperatures on Saturday will be in the 60s.
For more information on ground-level ozone and fine particles, visit here.