Air Quality Alert Issued for New York City

By Tom Liddy on July 17, 2011 11:51am 

An air quality alert was issued for the city Sunday as temperatures were expected to soar past 90.
An air quality alert was issued for the city Sunday as temperatures were expected to soar past 90.
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MANHATTAN — The state has issued an air quality alert for the city as temperatures are expected to soar past 90 degrees Sunday.

The city's Office of Emergency Management announced the alert on its twitter account.

Ozone levels are expected to be high, so the state Health Department recommends that strenuous activities be limited.

In particular, the situation can impact the very young or those with pre-existing ailments such as asthma or heart disease.

The high for Sunday is expected to be a searing 92 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

And temperatures are expected to remain in the 90s all week with a chance of thunderstorms Monday night.

According to the NWS, the end of the week is supposed to be a scorcher, with temperatures hovering in the mid-90s from Thursday to Saturday.

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