Your 7 Day Weather & Air Quality Forecast | Wednesday, May 16

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DAY DESCRIPTION HIGH/LOW
PRECIP
WIND
HUMIDITY
WED
MAY 16
MOSTLY SUNNY
94°/65° 0% S 8
63%
THU
MAY 17
SUNNY
97°/67° 10%
S 10
47%
FRI
MAY 18
PARTLY CLOUDY
97°/10° 10%
S 15
55%
SAT
MAY 19
PARTLY CLOUDY
95°/70° 20%
SSE 17
54%
SUN
MAY 20
AM THUNDERSTORMS
93°/70° 40%
SE 12
57%
MON
MAY 21
AM THUNDERSTORMS 92°/69° 40%
SE 11
59%
TUE
MAY 22
PARTLY CLOUDY
91°/68° 20%
SSE 11
58%

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FORECAST REGION WED
MAY 16
THU
MAY 17
FRI
MAY 18
Austin & Central Texas Region OZONE OZONE OZONE


Wednesday 05/16/2018 
An Ozone Action Day in in effect for the Beaumont-Port Arthur and Houston areas for Wednesday, May 16th. Winds may be light enough and/or incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” mainly on the central and northeast sides of the the Beaumont-Port Arthur and Houston areas, and “Moderate” in parts of the Amarillo, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, San Antonio, and Waco-Killeen areas with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America is expected to continue in South Texas, possibly allowing the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach “Moderate” levels in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen area. Additionally, building continental haze (including contributions from residual smoke due to fires across the Southeastern United States) could result in elevated fine particulate levels at times that, when combined with the smoke from Mexico and Central America, could be enough to raise the overall daily PM2.5 AQI to the “Moderate” range in parts of the Beaumont-Port Arthur area.

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

Thursday 05/17/2018 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and/or incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas, the upper end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Austin and San Antonio areas, and “Moderate” in parts of the Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, Tyler-Longview, and Waco-Killeen areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America is expected to continue in South, South Central, and West Texas, possibly keeping the daily PM2.5 AQI at “Moderate” levels in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen and Midland-Odessa areas and the upper end of the “Good” range in the Laredo area. Additionally, building continental haze (including contributions from residual smoke due to fires across the Southeastern United States) could result in elevated fine particulate levels at times that, when combined with the smoke from Mexico and Central America, could be enough to raise the overall daily PM2.5 AQI to the “Moderate” range in parts of the Beaumont-Port Arthur and Tyler-Longview areas, and the upper end of the “Good” range in the San Antonio area.

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

Friday 05/18/2018 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and/or incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach “Moderate” or possibly higher in parts of the Houston area and “Moderate” in parts of the Amarillo, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, San Antonio, and Waco-Killeen areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Lingering continental haze (including contributions from residual smoke due to fires across the Southeastern United States) could result in elevated fine particulate levels at times that, when combined with the smoke from Mexico and Central America, could be enough to raise the overall daily PM2.5 AQI to the “Moderate” range in parts of the Beaumont-Port Arthur, San Antonio, and Tyler-Longview area. Additionally, afternoon and evening winds in West Texas may be strong enough to generate to and transport light amounts of patchy blowing dust, possibly allowing the daily PM10 AQI to reach the “Moderate” range in parts of the El Paso and Lubbock areas and the upper end of the “Good” range in the Midland-Odessa area, and the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach the lower end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the El Paso, Lubbock, and Midland-Odessa areas.

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


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


 

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