A Spare the Air alert will continue through Monday, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

The district, which was also declared an alert for the weekend, forecasts concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution that will be unhealthy. Residents are encouraged to drive less and reduce their energy use to lower the levels of pollution.

A heat wave expected to send temperatures into the triple digits in some parts of the East Bay is a contributing factor, the district said.

The district advises young children, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions to ease up on their activity outside, limiting most of it to the morning.

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