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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

The latest forecast for air quality conditions in Texas' metropolitan areas.

September 25, 2017

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Mon
09/25/2017
Tue
09/26/2017
Wed
09/27/2017
Thu
09/28/2017
Austin Good Good Good Ozone
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Ozone Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone Good Good
El Paso Good Good Good Good
Houston Good Ozone Good Good
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Good Good Good
Tyler-Longview PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 Good
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Good

An asterisk (*) indicates that an Ozone Action Day is or will be in effect for the indicated region.

Discussion

Monday 09/25/2017
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Slightly elevated fine particulate background levels, associated primarily with residual light smoke from seasonal agricultural burning in the Mississippi Valley, are expected to continue over Northeast Texas, possibly raising the overall daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Tyler-Longview area.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Tuesday 09/26/2017
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in parts of the Beaumont-Port Arthur, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Slightly elevated fine particulate background levels, associated primarily with residual light smoke from seasonal agricultural burning in the Mississippi Valley, are expected to continue over Northeast Texas, possibly raising the overall daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Tyler-Longview area.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Wednesday 09/27/2017 Outlook
Slightly elevated fine particulate background levels, associated primarily with residual light smoke from seasonal agricultural burning in the Mississippi Valley, are expected to continue over Northeast Texas, possibly raising the overall daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Tyler-Longview area.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, cooler temperatures, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Thursday 09/28/2017 Outlook
If there is enough afternoon sunshine, winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in parts of the Austin area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, cool temperatures, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

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This forecast was last updated at 10:05 am on Monday, September 25th, and is updated daily on normal TCEQ work days and may also be updated on weekends or holidays when air pollution levels are high. Regardless of our forecast, we always recommend that each individual determine what level of activity they should conduct based on the actual local conditions. See the "Related Current Data" links above to monitor the latest actual conditions.