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North Texas under air quality warning

An air quality alert is in effect until winds pick up in the area.
An air quality alert is in effect until winds pick up in the area. Courtesy

The sun is out and shining Tuesday, but an air quality alert warns of pollution in the area.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing high levels of ozone Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service website.

Light winds at the surface and in the atmosphere aren’t strong enough to disperse the pollution the Metroplex creates, allowing it to pool over the area, NWS meteorologist Dennis Cain said.

“Until we get some winds to start mixing up the air, we’re going to continue to see this,” he said.

Sharing a ride, walking, riding a bicycle, avoiding drive-through lanes and keeping vehicles properly tuned are all ways to help reduce pollution, according to the NWS website.

Tuesday’s high of 91 degrees is on par with the average temperatures for this time of year, Cain said. Skies will be hazy in the morning, but clear as the day goes on.

There’s a slight chance for rain this weekend and Monday, and if rain does pop up it will be in the afternoon and early evening, he said.

Dylan Bradley: 817-390-7984, @dbradley1220

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