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Forecast: More Heat, Humidity, Ozone

City of Evansville
The temperature inside the CK Newsome Center climbed when the HVAC system stopped working, closing the cooling shelter

Air conditioning stops working at C.K. Newsome Center

A nasty combination of heat, humidity, and ozone continues in the Tri-State. WNIN’s John Gibson has the latest on the heat wave:

The city of Evansville had to close its cooling shelter at the CK Newsome Center when the building’s air conditioning system conked out.

Mayor’s spokesman Noah Stubbs says the building remains open but all Parks Department programming was cancelled Tuesday as they awaited major repairs to the HVAC system.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has issued an Air Quality Action Day for Wednesday, the third such day in a row.

IDEM is forecasting high levels of ground-level ozone as hot temperatures and light winds continue in the Tri-State.

Officials say the ozone will create unhealthy conditions for sensitive groups, including children, the elderly, and those with lung or heart conditions.

Steps to reduce emissions include carpooling, using public transportation, working from home, and conserving energy at home and work.

Meantime, the National Weather Service has extended its Excessive Heat Warning for the Tri-State through Friday.

Some relief is expected over the weekend, with Saturday’s high in the low 90s and Sunday’s high in the mid-80s.