So much for hopes that rainy weather would keep ozone levels in the Louisville Metro area in the normal range. The Air Pollution Control District is forecasting the air will be unhealthy for sensitive groups (like the elderly, the young, and those with heart and lung conditions) on Thursday.

Ozone levels are expected to be high, and the Air Quality Index is predicted to be 106.

This is the 27th Air Quality Alert so far this year.

For air quality updates, call (502) 574-3319.

Erica Peterson reports on energy and the environment for WFPL. She is also Enterprise Editor.