Hot weather expected to blanket midstate through weekend

Written by Craig Layne and The Associated Press | May 30, 2013 11:44 AM

(State College) -- The midstate is under an onzone air quality alert as temperatures reach the 90s today.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in State College predict the midstate will experience the three "H's" of summertime weather -- hazy, hot and humid -- through at least Saturday.

Senior Forecaster Mike Dangelo says the weather isn’t out of the ordinary.

He says he doesn't think any records will be broken, but the high temperatures and lack of wind could cause problems.

"The air's not going to be moving all that much," Dangelo explains. "There's not going to be wind to move polluted air or some pollens and things like that out of the way. It'll just be kind of sitting there."

The state Department of Environmental Protection says a code orange alert is in effect today.

The warning means unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone is present in the air and could affect some people.

The agency says the elderly and those with respiratory problems such as asthma are especially vulnerable to air pollution and should limit outdoor activities.

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