Unhealthy air quality continues today, showers and thunderstorms possible through July 4th

BREAKING: The air quality index already is in the lower Unhealthy range today for central Allegany County with an alert issued through midnight, temperatures are forecast to rise into the mid-80s today and reach to the 80s range through July 4th, and showers and thunderstorms, some of them Saturday afternoon and evening having potential for localized flooding and damaging winds, continuing through Independence Day.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM by staying inside as much as possible today to protect against Canadian fire particles and continuing to monitor throughout the next several days for air quality and severe weather as the forecast can change during the day as one is traveling even into the next counties.

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The graphic below shows the air quality patterns for the past 24 hours, with the rating at 6AM today and through the night having been in the lower Unhealthy range for the general population. Orange is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups and Yellow is Moderate air quality risk.

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