‘Code Orange’: Air Quality Alert issued for metro Atlanta

ATLANTA — If you have any breathing issues, you may want to stay inside this afternoon.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert has been issued for much of metro Atlanta today as temperatures rise to 90 this afternoon.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan said because of high pressure over the Southeast, that will make the air stagnant this afternoon.

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If you have breathing difficulties caused by conditions like asthma or allergies, it’s recommended you limit your time outside.

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Posted by Brian Monahan, WSB on Monday, May 24, 2021
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