NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA — As temperatures soar into the triple digits in Los Angeles, poor air quality is expected to exacerbate conditions in the region throughout the week, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Air quality is expected to descend to unhealthy levels in some parts of the county. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued an ozone advisory, warning of potentially unhealthy air quality most afternoons through at least Sunday in the San Fernando Valley. Along with poor air quality, North Hollywood residents can expect a temperature spike to the upper 105 degrees by Saturday, according to Accuweather.
“Elevated temperatures increase emissions of chemicals leading to ozone formation and enhance ozone formation rates,” according to the AQMD advisory. “This long duration and intense heat wave will likely cause unusually high and persistent levels of ozone pollution.”
Residents, especially those with asthma and lung damage ,are advised to remain indoors when possible
According to the agency, poor air quality is possible over the coming week in central Los Angeles, southeastern L.A. County, the east and west San Fernando Valley, the San Gabriel Valley, the Santa Clarita Valley, San Gabriel Mountains, South-Central Los Angeles County and the Pomona-Walnut Valley area.
City News Service and Patch Staffer Paige Austin contributed to this report.
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