Same thing — only hotter — for Thursday, June 9.
The DEM has issued an air quality alert today, Wednesday, June 8. All RIPTA routes, excluding special services, will be free all day. Just hop on and off.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels, in all of Rhode Island in the mid to late afternoon and into the early evening on Wednesday. A very warm and very humid air mass with west to southwest winds will be present at that time, which will lead to unhealthy air conditions. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations.