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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

August 26, 2016

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Fri
08/26/2016
Sat
08/27/2016
Sun
08/28/2016
Mon
08/29/2016
Austin Good Good Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Ozone Ozone Ozone/PM2.5
El Paso Ozone Ozone Good Good
Houston Good Good Good Good
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Ozone Good Good
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Ozone
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Ozone Good

 

Discussion

Friday 08/26/2016
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Light but diminishing amounts of patchy African dust may linger over parts of the eastern two-thirds of the state and could raise fine particulate levels at times, but concentrations are not expected to be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI beyond the "Good" range overall.

Otherwise in all but far West Texas, moderate winds, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 08/27/2016
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area and, if there is enough afternoon sunshine, in the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

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

Sunday 08/28/2016 Outlook
If there is enough afternoon sunshine, winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Waco-Killeen areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

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

Monday 08/29/2016 Outlook
If there is enough afternoon sunshine, winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and "Moderate" levels in the Tyler-Longview area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Slightly elevated background levels associated with continental haze could also be enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach the lower end of the "Moderate" range in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well.

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

Tuesday 08/30/2016 Extended Outlook
If there is enough afternoon sunshine, winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Waco-Killeen areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

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

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This forecast was last updated at 1:30 pm on Friday, August 26th, 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.