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Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Nottingham area as heat index to exceed 100 degrees, storms possible

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued another Code Orange Air Quality Alert for the Baltimore area on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service says the heat index should top out at around 102 degrees.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine particles please visit https://www.mde.state.md.us/air or call 410-537-3000.

Forecasters also say that a few severe thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday afternoon and evening in the Baltimore area. Damaging winds are the primary threat.

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