Code Orange Smog Alert for Thursday

- The National Weather Service has issued its first warning about potential problems with air quality in metro Atlanta after a Code Orange Air Quality Alert was declared for Thursday.

FOX 5 Storm Team meteorologist David Chandley said Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division officials have issued an alert for high ozone concentrations in metro counties. That means ground-level ozone levels may reach unhealthy levels.

Most people will not be bothered, but people who are sensitive to air quality might be affected by the elevated levels.

Children, older residents and those with heart or lung disease should limit their outdoor activities especially during the late afternoon and early hours when ozone concentrations are highest.

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