The warning will last through Monday for the San Joaquin Valley, with an emphasis on the northern counties of Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus.
Starting the week off warm and sunny.— Madeline Evans (@MadelineABC30) May 3, 2021
Wind will pick up for the valley with 20 mph wind gusts possible for western portions of the valley where blowing dust could be an issue again.@ABC30 #AMLive #ABC30Accuweather pic.twitter.com/zs7gDu7Je1
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District recommends that residents avoid exposure to blowing dust.
Exposure to particulate pollution can cause health problems, trigger asthma attacks and bronchitis, and increase the risk of respiratory infections.
RELATED: Central CA has some of the most polluted cities in the nation, report says
Officials say people with heart or lung disease should follow their doctors' advice for dealing with episodes of particulate exposure.
Also, older adults and kids should avoid prolonged exposure or heavy exertion.
App users: For a better experience, click here to view the full map in a new window