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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

January 17, 2020

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Forecast is for Ozone, PM2.5, & PM10, and is based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)

AQI Scale
Forecast Region
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Fri
01/17/2020
Sat
01/18/2020
Sun
01/19/2020
Mon
01/20/2020
Tue
01/21/2020
Amarillo Good Good Good Good Good
Austin Good Good Good Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Good Good Good Good
El Paso Good Good Good Good Good
Houston Good Good Good Good Good
Laredo Good Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Good Good Good Good
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Good Good
An asterisk (*) indicates that an Ozone Action Day is or will be in effect for the indicated region.
A caret (^) indicates that levels of PM may exceed the applicable short-term NAAQS. For more information see the following TCEQ websites:Air Pollution from Particulate Matter and Voluntary Tips for Citizens and Business to Reduce Emissions.

Forecast Discussion

Friday 01/17/2020

Moderate to strong winds, warm to cool temperatures, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or low incoming background levels behind the departing front should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots statewide.


Saturday 01/18/2020

Very light amounts of suspended blowing dust possibly generated the previous day over the Southwest U.S. could be transported into portions of the South Plains and Permian Basin in the early morning hours before dissipating. The duration and intensity of the potential suspended dust however is not expected to be enough to raise the daily PM10 AQI beyond the "Good" range throughout most of the impacted region, which includes parts of the Lubbock and Midland-Odessa areas.

Otherwise, moderate winds, cool to cold temperatures, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or low incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots statewide.


Sunday 01/19/2020 Outlook

Moderate winds, cool to cold temperatures, dissipating cloud cover with precipitation, and/or low incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots statewide.


Monday 01/20/2020 Outlook

Moderate winds, cool to cold temperatures, and/or low incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots statewide.


Tuesday 01/21/2020 Extended Outlook

Moderate to strong winds, cool to cold temperatures, increasing cloud cover with scattered precipitation, and/or low incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots statewide.


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This forecast was last updated at 10:10 AM on Friday, January 17th, 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.