SALT LAKE CITY — Murky, polluted air that has plagued northern Utah in recent weeks is expected to continue due to unusually high temperatures.

The Deseret News reports ( that the late summer heat wave and high-pressure system are combining create ground-level ozone that blankets the Salt Lake City area with hazy air that isn’t healthy for lungs.

The Utah Division of Air Quality is warning people with respiratory conditions to stay inside Monday and Tuesday. They are also urging people to only drive when necessary to cut down on vehicle emissions.

The National Weather Service says the high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90s that have broken some records are expected to continue for several days.

Information from: Deseret News,