NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The EPA says Thursday’s air quality could make people with sensitive immune systems feel sick.
A Code Orange Air Quality Alert is in effect today for the Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga areas. The air quality index is based on a scale of 0 to 300 – the lower the number, the better the air quality.
Today's forecast is about 101 for Nashville, which qualifies as a Code Orange.
Code Orange Air Quality Alert Today! People with respiratory issues should limit time outside today. Below is a link with more information on air quality levels. I have the latest on that and our hot forecast now on @NC5 This Morning. #tnwx #kywx https://t.co/1ewOdmyjvt pic.twitter.com/1l2O6yCRdF— Lelan Statom (@NC5_LelanStatom) September 12, 2019
The highest ozone levels will likely be between 2 – 7 today, so reschedule or cut back on outdoor activities if you have respiratory issues. People most susceptible to feeling ill are those with asthma, heart disease, lung issues, the very young and the elderly.
Parents, teachers and coaches should look out for kids who may suddenly start coughing or get out of breath.
Although we've had above average heat this week, we've had a safe air quality stretch. Record heat is possible again this afternoon.