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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

February 19, 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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Wed
02/19/2020
Thu
02/20/2020
Fri
02/21/2020
Sat
02/22/2020
Amarillo Good Good Good Good
Austin Good Good Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen PM2.5 Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Good Good Good
El Paso Good Good 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 Good Good Good
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good 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.
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

Wednesday 02/19/2020

Southerly winds ahead of an approaching cold front converging with northerly winds behind the front may cause light amounts of lingering smoke from agricultural and industrial burnings in Mexico, Central America, and the southern Gulf of Mexico to build up in parts of South Texas, along and ahead of the front. Depending on the timing of the movement of the front, the daily PM2.5 AQI could possibly reach the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen area.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, mild 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.


Thursday 02/20/2020

Moderate to strong 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.


Friday 02/21/2020 Outlook

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


Saturday 02/22/2020 Outlook

Moderate winds, mild to cool temperatures, 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 8:30 AM on Wednesday, February 19th, 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.