Air quality alert issued in central and northeast Oklahoma Friday

An air quality alert is in effect in Oklahoma. The alert has been issued for Friday in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 18, 2012
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An air quality alert has been issued Friday in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas of Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality issued the alert due to high concentrations of ozone, an air pollutant, the National Weather Service reports.

People with existing heart or respiratory ailments should reduce physical exertion and outdoor activity. People are asked to carpool to work.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows

Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 88. Windy with a south wind 11 to 14 mph increasing to between 22 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low around 64. South wind between 17 and 23 mph with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 86. Windy with a south wind between 22 and 28 mph with gusts as high as 38 mph.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a low around 64. South wind 18 to 21 mph decreasing to between 5 and 8 mph. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a high near 81. North, northwest wind between 6 and 9 mph.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a low around 62.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny with a high near 83.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a low around 59.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 84.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy with a low around 65.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy with a low around 65.

Thursday: Partly sunny with a high near 86.


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