The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Alert for Coastal Hancock County including Acadia National Park on Friday July 15th from 11 AM to 11 PM.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risks. Those who are very young, the elderly and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma and/or heart disease may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated pollutants.

The weather forecast for Coastal Hancock County on Friday calls for partly sunny skies with a small chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s.