Your 7 Day Weather & Air Quality Forecast | Friday, May 17

Your 7 Day Weather & Air Quality Forecast | Friday, May 17

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DAY DESCRIPTION HIGH/LOW PRECIP WIND MPH HUMIDITY
FRI
MAY 17
AM THUNDERSTORMS 87° / 73° 40% SSE 16 79%
SAT
MAY 18
THUNDERSTORMS 83° / 71° 90% S 16 80%
SUN
MAY 19
PARTLY CLOUDY 91° / 72° 20% S 9 72%
MON
MAY 20
AM THUNDERSTORMS 89° / 73° 50% SSE 21 73%
TUE
MAY 21
AM THUNDERSTORMS 88° / 72° 80% S 14 68%
WED
MAY 22
AM THUNDERSTORMS 90° / 74° 40% SSE 16 71%
THU
MAY 23
AM THUNDERSTORMS 90° / 72° 40% SSE 16 70%

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FORECAST REGION FRI
MAY 17
SAT
MAY 18
SUN
MAY 19
Austin & Central Texas Region GOOD PM2.5 PM2.5

FRIDAY 5/17/2019
Light to moderate winds, warm to hot temperatures, sufficient afternoon sunshine, and/or elevated incoming background levels could be enough for ozone to reach the lower to middle end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, and Midland-Odessa areas; and the upper end of the “Good” range (perhaps with an isolated low “Moderate” or two) in parts of the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Tyler-Longview, and Waco-Killeen areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Strong afternoon winds associated with an advancing front may be enough to generate to and transport light amounts of patchy blowing dust into portions of far West Texas, including the El Paso area, though the duration and intensity of the dust is not expected to be enough to raise the daily PM2.5/PM10 AQIs beyond the “Good” range.

Southerly winds are expected to begin reintroducing light amounts of smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America to portions of South Texas, resulting in increasing fine particulate levels over the course of the day that could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI to lower end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen and Laredo areas, and the upper end of the “Good” range in the Corpus Christi area, with an isolated “Moderate” or two possible.

Otherwise and elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the “Good” range in most spots.

SATURDAY 5/18/2019
Light to moderate winds, warm to hot temperatures, sufficient afternoon sunshine, and/or elevated incoming background levels could be enough for ozone to reach the lower to middle end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, and Midland-Odessa areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Transported smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America is expected to continue spreading northward and further inland to cover much of the state, primarily along and east of a line from Langtry to Wichita Falls, with the heaviest concentrations remaining over deep South Texas. Overall, the daily PM2.5 AQI is forecast to reach the middle of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, and Laredo areas; and the lower to middle end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Victoria areas.

Otherwise and elsewhere in the state, moderate to strong winds, increasing cloud cover with precipitation, and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the “Good” range in most spots.

SUNDAY 5/19/2019
Light to moderate winds, warm to hot temperatures, sufficient afternoon sunshine, and/or elevated incoming background levels could be enough for ozone to reach “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area; the middle to upper end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Amarillo and Lubbock areas; and the lower to middle end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the El Paso, Midland-Odessa, and Waco-Killeen areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Transported smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America is expected to continue to build across the state. The heaviest concentrations are expected to shift slightly eastward along and east of a line from Del Rio to Denison, with the most intense smoke remaining over deep South Texas and the Coastal Bend region. Overall, the daily PM2.5 AQI is forecast to reach the middle to upper end of the “Moderate” range or possibly higher in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen and Laredo areas; the middle to upper end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Beaumont Port Arthur, Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio, and Victoria areas; and the lower to middle end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Austin, Tyler-Longview, and Waco-Killeen areas.


*Air Quality Index courtesy of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.


 

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