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Air Quality Advisory issued for several Northeast Ohio counties

The advisory will be effective through Thursday, May 20.

CLEVELAND — The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) has issued an Air Quality Advisory for for Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties. 

The advisory will be in effect throughout the entire day Thursday.

According to NOACA, air quality levels may be unhealthy for sensitive groups during this period. If you are in the "Sensitive Groups" category of children, the elderly and those with breathing difficulties, you are advised to please monitor your outdoor activity.

NOACA advises several steps you can take to help the level of air quality:

  • Drive less: Bike, walk, use transit, work from home, combine trips    
  • Don't idle: Make sure you turn off your engine
  • Refill your gas tank after sunset
  • Wait to mow during growing season

According to the 3News Weather team, we keep getting a little warmer each day. While we reached the low 80s on Wednesday, we'll add to that and reach into the mid and upper 80s Thursday. Humidity will remain manageable, but we'll ramp it up on Sunday as this large ridge of heat begins to break down. 

RELATED: FORECAST | The Heat Is On Through The Weekend

Here's the forecast for the next few days!

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY: Sun with high clouds. Isolated lake breeze storm. Mid to upper 80s.

FRIDAY: Sun with high clouds. Isolated lake breeze storm. Upper 80s to near 90.

Storm chances return this weekend. 

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