Heat and sun mean poor air quality Saturday in York

The York Dispatch

Here's another reason to stay inside on Saturday: It's an air quality action day.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection declared a Code Orange day on Saturday, June 30, for the Susquehanna Valley. Heat and sunshine will bring a rise in ozone concentrations, making the air potentially unhealthy for sensitive individuals, including people with asthma, young children and the elderly, DEP said.

"The YMCA Pool at Graham Aquatic Center was busy on a hot Monday, June 22, 2015. Bill Kalina photo - bkalina@yorkdispatch.com"

It will also be very hot, with temperatures hitting the mid-90s on Saturday and higher on Sunday and Monday. York County is under a heat advisory from 8 a.m. Sunday until 8 p.m. Monday, with highs in the upper 90s and heat indexes over 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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AccuWeather predicts that Sunday will see a new record high in York at 101 degrees.

York County and York City officials on Thursday urged people without air conditioning to find cool places to go over the weekend, either public places such as malls, centers and libraries or the homes of family and friends. 

Code Orange days are also likely on Sunday and Monday, DEP said.