The Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County issued an air pollution advisory for today because of elevated levels of ozone in the air.
Officials say they expect ozone levels to reach the “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Air Quality Index” range. Groups that could be affected include people with pre-existing respiratory ailments, the elderly or the very young.
Levels will remain high until dusk; ozone levels typically decrease during the night, officials said.
The EPC said similar conditions could exist on Sunday.