Air Quality Alert Lifted for Central Valley

June 28, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The National Weather Service has lifted an air quality alert for the central valley. Air quality officials and the governor are trying to cut down on fireworks shows because of terrible air and disastrous fires.

The smaller particulate matter that's so dangerous to breathe is actually starting to fade away, but you can still see a dusty blanket in the River Park area.

The air district called this weekend a perfect storm of pollution, with smoke coming from wildfires, and ozone already thick in the air because of the very hot temperatures.

A look at your air quality forecast shows we can expect the same kind of conditions Sunday that we saw today, with Merced and Madera in the unhealthy for sensitive groups category. The rest of the valley; that's Fresno, Kings, and Tulare, will be in the unhealthy category.