Air Quality Alert in effect due to heat Tuesday

 South Seaside Park in October 2013. (Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

South Seaside Park in October 2013. (Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

An air quality alert is in effect for Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued the alert for the entire state. 

“Ozone is forecast to reach the unhealthy [level] for [the] sensitive groups category across New Jersey due to southwest winds, mostly sunny skies, and hot temperatures,” the alert advises. “Sensitive groups including the very young, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma should avoid strenuous outdoor activities during the afternoon and early evening hours.”

Forecasters expect Tuesday to be the hottest day of a very warm week. 

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine particles, visit here.  

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