Denver weather: Hot Tuesday brings air quality concern

August high temperatures are back as Tuesday’s high is expected to be 93 degrees.

With the high temperature Tuesday also comes an Ozone Action Day Alert for the Front Range urban corridor, as the heat and dry conditions worsen air quality for sensitive groups.

Precipitation chances won’t reach more than 2% Tuesday.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s air quality forecast shows the Denver and Boulder areas reaching the unhealthy for sensitive groups level in ozone concentrations. Colorado Springs, Greeley and Ft. Collins are all forecast to reach the moderate level.

Requests to limit driving gas and diesel vehicles are now in effect until at least 4 p.m. Tuesday.

There is an increasing likelihood of respiratory symptoms and breathing discomfort in active children and people
with lung disease, such as asthma, the National Weather Service said.

Active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.

Residents in areas not expected to hit the unhealthy level are asked to reduce activities that impact air quality in neighboring areas such as driving gas and diesel cars.

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