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NWS: Air Quality Alert in Newark, North Jersey Region as Heat Intensifies


By: Richard L. Smith 

Newark and the wider North Jersey area residents are facing another day of sweltering heat this Sunday. Early morning temperatures have already reached a humid 76 degrees in Newark and a slightly cooler 72 degrees in Sparta, Sussex County.Puerto Rican

The heat is expected to escalate, prompting the need for precautions, especially for those working outdoors.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Action Day for Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, and Union counties, effective from 11 AM to 11 PM EDT today.

This alert signifies that ground-level ozone may reach unhealthy levels.

According to the National Weather Service, the region can expect a mostly sunny day with highs nearing 92 degrees.

Winds will be light and variable, shifting to the north around 5 mph in the morning. Evening conditions will turn partly cloudy with lows around 75 degrees and continued light winds.

Residents are urged to prepare for the heat by staying hydrated and limiting outdoor activities during peak hours.

Those with respiratory issues should be particularly cautious and consider staying indoors to avoid adverse health effects from the high ozone levels.

Stay cool and safe, NJ.

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