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Ozone Alert: Summer Temps Bringing Smoggy Skies To Shelton

Sunday will be a good day to hit the beach as temps soar into the 90s across Fairfield County.
Sunday will be a good day to hit the beach as temps soar into the 90s across Fairfield County. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As temperatures soar into the 90s on Sunday and Monday, the state is warning residents about smoggy air and unhealthy conditions for some.

The air quality will be rated "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" across Connecticut on Sunday and Monday, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

That means people with asthma or other respiratory diseases may experience discomfort breathing or other respiratory symptoms. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, should limit prolonged outdoor activity under these conditions.

Temperatures are predicted to hit the lows 90s on Sunday and the upper 90s on Monday under sunny skies, with southwest winds that will transport poor air quality into Connecticut.

In the sunny, hot weather, transported and homegrown emissions will "mix into the secondary pollutant of ozone, contributing to the poor air quality," DEEP said.

Last summer Connecticut reported 31 “bad air” days above the new standard. Connecticut has already reported three “bad air” days this season.

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