Hot, sunny, humid today; Air Quality Advisory in effect for most

There is an Air Quality Advisory in effect until midnight tonight for Butler, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami Montgomery, Preble and Warren counties, issued by the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.

The agency said it expects to see ozone levels that will be unhealthy for sensitive groups like children, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases.

It asked residents to take a few actions to help reduce ozone formation, including:

  • Taking the bus, carpooling, biking or walking instead of driving
  • Refueling your vehicle after 8 p.m., avoiding topping off the tank and tightening the gas cap
  • Avoiding idling your vehicle
  • Avoiding using gas-powered law equipment

Today it will be sunny, hot and humid, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Temperatures during the day will climb to around 93 degrees. Overnight, we will see some more clouds as temperatures fall to around 71 degrees.

Tomorrow, we will start to see a chance for showers and thunderstorms before dawn. During the day the chance for rain will hover around 30 and 40 percent under mostly cloudy skies.

Temperatures will be hot again, with highs of around 91 degrees, falling to around 71 degrees overnight.

According to the NWS, the chance of rain and storms will continue at around the same level through the night, as well as through the majority of Friday.

For Friday, outside of showers we will see partly sunny skies, with a high near 92 degrees. The chance of rain will start to slowly fall in the afternoon, but won’t entirely go away by nightfall.

On Friday night, we will continue to see a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms into the pre-dawn hours of Saturday. Lows will fall to around 73 degrees.

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