A photo of temperatures being hot this week
(PHOTO: NWS Indianapolis)

Tuesday is An Air Quality Action Day for Several Portions of Indiana

STATEWIDE–There is an Air Quality Action Day in effect for portions of central Indiana.

It is in effect for Marion, Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Delaware, Hamilton, Hendricks, Howard, Madison, and Shelby counties.

When it gets really hot on days like Tuesday, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management will often issue air quality alerts.

“Especially around metropolitan areas and cities, you have all of this air pollution can’t really escape, so the air quality just degrades. It’s no surprise that we have one of those in effect,” said Cody Moore, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

Other parts of the state under an Air Quality Action Day are portions of southeast, southwest, and west central Indiana. With Wednesday projected to be the hottest day of the week in Indiana, you could be seeing another air quality action day again.

“We also have a weak front coming through Wednesday. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms, especially across south-central Indiana, in the afternoon hours. I still believe most places will stay dry,” said Moore.

Portions of south-central and southern Indiana have the best chances of seeing a strong, isolated thunderstorm.

“Outside of any storm, it’s going to be hot. It will be a little humid as well,” said Moore.

It will start to cool down this weekend and into early next week.

“Monday and Tuesday will be pretty dry with highs in the 70s and lower 80s, but then we could have a warming trend after that next week,” said Moore.

LISTEN: Full interview with Cody Moore 

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