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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

August 16, 2017

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Wed
08/16/2017
Thu
08/17/2017
Fri
08/18/2017
Sat
08/19/2017
Austin Good Good Good Ozone
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 Good
Corpus Christi PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Good Ozone Ozone
El Paso Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Houston Good Good Ozone Ozone
Laredo PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Good Ozone Ozone
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Ozone

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

Discussion

Wednesday 08/16/2017
Incoming background levels may be high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in parts of the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Light amounts of patchy African dust may linger across portions of South Texas, possibly raising the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, and Laredo areas.

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

Thursday 08/17/2017
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in parts of the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Light amounts of patchy African dust may continue across portions of South Texas, possibly raising the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, and Laredo areas.

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

Friday 08/18/2017 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher on the north and northeast side of the Houston area and "Moderate" in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, and San Antonio areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Light amounts of patchy African dust may linger across isolated portions of South Texas, possibly raising the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen and Corpus Christi areas.

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

Saturday 08/19/2017 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas and "Moderate" in parts of the Austin, El Paso, San Antonio, and Waco-Killeen areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds 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 1:45 pm on Wednesday, August 16th, 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.