Sunny, hot with Air Quality Alert in effect through weekend

Today will be sunny and warm, with highs around 85 degrees, followed by a partly cloudy night with lows around 60 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

There is an Air Quality Alert in effect through midnight on Monday night, issued by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency.

During that time, the agencies expect to see levels of air pollution, particularly ozone, considered unhealthy for sensitive groups like elderly adults, children and people with cardiac or respiratory illnesses.

On alert days, residents can help reduce air pollution by limiting or avoiding burning gasoline by ride-sharing or using public transportation, avoiding using gas-powered lawn equipment and avoiding burning yard waste.

Sunday will be sunny and hot, with temperatures climbing to around 94 degrees.

Sunday night will be mostly clear and mild, with lows only dipping to around 72 degrees.

On Monday, highs will climb a little more, reaching up around 97 degrees, dipping to lows around 74 degrees under mostly cloudy skies overnight.

Some rain showers and thunderstorms may be possible as well.

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