Bruce: Air Quality Alert extended, Summer heat moves in

Bruce: Air Quality Alert extended, Summer heat moves in

It looks like we will be stuck in a more summer pattern into your mother's day weekend. Little change for the rest of the week with highs around 90 and no chance for rain.

The combination of nearly hot temps and high pressure prompted the lowest level air quality alert cautioning those with severe respiratory issues to stay in if possible.

Rain chances stay slim with only the introduction of an afternoon shower or storm heading into the weekend. It shouldn't be a major issue for your outdoor Mother's Day plans.

Looking ahead to next week it appears an early summer pattern will continue with warm to hot afternoons and only a slight chance for a storm.

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Quality Alert Wednesday for New Orleans and surrounding parishes, including Jefferson, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Plaquemines parishes.

Air Quality Alerts are issued when the atmosphere is hot and humid and ozone emissions do not dissipate.

The alert will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

It can be unhealthy for active children and adults, the elderly, and people with respiratory diseases to spend long periods of time outside.

If you have breathing difficulties - it is best to stay indoors when levels are high.

You can help the air quality by making sure your gas cap is tight and by waiting until after six p-m to refuel your car or mow your lawn.

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