Air Quality Alert Continues Through Thursday in Southeast Michigan
With continued high heat and humidity, air quality is expected to remain at a level that is unhealthy for sensitive groups.
The Michigan Dept. of Envrionmental Quality announced Wednesday afternoon that an air quality alert will continue through Thursday.
In a statement, MDEQ spokesperson Stephanie Hengesbach wrote that the current airmass is not expected to change before the weekend.
"Because of this, we expect increased pollution levels to remain a threat and we have decided to keep the current Air Quality Action Day going through Thursday for west and southeast Michigan," she said.
Temperatures throughout southeast Michigan are expected to soar back into the 90s on Thursday and could reach 99 on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
People and businesses should avoid these activities on Air Action days:
- Refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling
- Using gasoline-powered lawn equipment
- Using charcoal lighting fluid
Everyone is encouraged to car pool, use their bicycles or walk, and delay or combine errands when possible. Active children and adults, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion, the MDEQ advises.
Learn more on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality webpage.