High ozone levels in the forecast force state environmental officials to issue an alert.
The state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has called an Air Quality Action Day today because of high levels of ozone expected to be formed today thanks to little cloud cover, sunny skies, and calm winds. Highest levels are projected for the northern part of the state.
The “Code Orange” air quality forecast means ozone levels could cause problems for sensitive groups including young children, the elderly and people with heart or respiratory conditions. Those in sensitive groups should limit outdoor activities today.