- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is declaring a Code Orange air quality action day for Philadelphia.

The agency says increasing heat and humidity are expected to increase the amount of ozone in the air Wednesday and for the next few days in southeastern Pennsylvania. Temperatures in the lower 90s are forecast.

Thunderstorms forecast for Friday could limit ozone with cleaner air expected by Saturday.

The action days are announced so young children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems can limit outdoor activity.


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