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Warm, calm Monday ahead for Metro Detroit

Air quality alert this afternoon

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DETROIT – Monday afternoon will be warm and a little muggy in southeast Michigan.

We have an Air Quality Alert this afternoon. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies later today with highs around 85 degrees and winds SSE 5-10 mph.

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The sunshine mixed with stagnant pollution creates a dangerous chemical called ozone which is why we also have an Ozone Action Day.

You are advised to carpool if possible and avoid using gas powered lawn equipment for the next couple of days.

The Air Quality Alert and Ozone Action Days will likely extend into Tuesday as highs will reach 90 degrees all around Metro Detroit tomorrow.

The heat and humidity increase making tomorrow a bit harder for those with difficulty breathing and heart conditions.

So… just take it easy the next couple of days and check on your neighbors.

A cold front will be bearing down on SE Michigan late Tuesday and early Wednesday. That front will be scattered showers and storms through the morning hours but it is unclear exactly how long the storms will last.

Right now, it does not appear to be a big widespread soaking. Some areas will see decent rain around thunderstorms but not everyone will get the rain your lawn and garden needs right now.

We'll keep you posted as the cold front gets closer and closer. We will see more comfortable temps starting Wednesday this week. Get your complete 7 Day forecast on clickondetroit.com and on the Weather links:

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