Air quality alert issued for central Oklahoma

Central Oklahoma is under an air quality alert Tuesday. Tulsa is also under the same alert.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: July 10, 2012
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Poor air quality is causing concerns in central Oklahoma and the Tulsa area, the National Weather Service reports.

An air quality alert has been issued for the regions Tuesday. Oklahoma, Cleveland, Logan, Canadian, Pottawatomie and Tulsa counties are under air quality alerts.

Temperatures in the 90s and pollutants in the air can cause respiratory problems for people outdoors. Motorists are urged to wait until evening to refuel vehicles and limit driving.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after 7 a.m. Mostly cloudy with a high near 92. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 71. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 96. North, northeast wind 6 to 10 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear with a low around 73. East, northeast wind 7 to 9 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny with a high near 96. East, southeast wind 6 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low around 69.

Friday: Sunny with a high near 96.

Friday night: Sunny with a high near 96.

Friday night: Mostly clear with a low around 71.


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