Haze, smoke prompts another Spare the Air alert, hottest day of the week

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a Spare the Air alert for Thursday, the second day in a row, as smoke from the state's wildfires and the heat are continuing to create unhealthy breathing conditions.

The district coded Thursday's air quality in orange, deeming it unhealthy for sensitive groups. People with asthma and respiratory issues should limit their outdoor activities.

The National Weather Service also predicts that Thursday will be the hottest day of the week in the Bay Area, with temperatures rising to 98 degrees in the inland areas such as Livermore and Antioch.