ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hot temperatures forecast for the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and wildfires burning out west are creating a potentially unhealthy air situation in the Twin Cities.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is issuing an air pollution health advisory for the Twin Cities metro area from noon until midnight on Monday.
Officials say ozone levels could be dangerous, due to hot temperatures and southeasterly winds carrying wildfire smoke.
Ozone concentrations are expected to rise during Monday afternoon and early evening, then decrease overnight.
Elevated levels of ozone could be dangerous for sensitive groups, including people with respiratory conditions, the elderly, children or those exercising outdoors. Officials recommend that people postpone vigorous outdoor activities.
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