Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast
September 18, 2014
Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
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Particulate levels in South Texas have increased due to light amounts of African dust moving into the region this morning that could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the lower end of the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen and Corpus Christi areas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, lower incoming background levels, and/or cloud cover with precipitation should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.
The weak African dust cloud will spread inland into parts of South, South Central, and Southwest Texas, possibly increasing PM2.5 AQI levels into the lower end of the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, Victoria, Laredo, and San Antonio areas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, lower incoming background levels, and/or cloud cover with precipitation should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.
Saturday 09/20/14 Outlook
Moderate winds, lower incoming background levels, and/or heavy cloud cover should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.
Sunday 09/21/14 Outlook
If increasing background levels are high enough, winds may be light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Tyler-Longview areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.
This forecast was last updated at 9:00 am on Thursday, September 18th 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.