Current temperatures are in the low to mid 70s with dew points in the upper 60s. A combination of light winds, upper level ridging, and high pressure to the north will allow temperatures to jump back into the upper 80s or low 90s this afternoon. Precipitation chances remain low throughout the day with slightly higher chances over northern Indiana.
There is an air quality alert issued by the NWS as a request from the Indiana department of environmental management for an Ozone Action day. The Ozone Action day means that due partly to the weather conditions mentioned above that surface ozone will be higher-than-normal causing potential harm to those with sensitivities or prolonged exposure.
Below are some tips from the NWS and Department of EM:
Here are some recommended actions that the public can take to reduce
ozone forming emissions:
* Walk, bike, carpool or use public transportation.
* Avoid using the drive-through and combine errands into one trip.
* Avoid refueling your vehicle or using gasoline-powered lawn
equipment until after 7pm.
* Turn off your engine when idling for more than 30 seconds.
* Conserve energy by turning off lights or setting the air
conditioner to 75 degrees or above.
Cardinal Weather Service Forecaster Brent Hewett