Your 7 Day Weather & Air Quality Forecast | Wednesday, May 22

Your 7 Day Weather & Air Quality Forecast | Wednesday, May 22

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DAY DESCRIPTION HIGH/LOW PRECIP WIND MPH HUMIDITY
WED
MAY 22
AM THUNDERSTORMS 90° / 74° 40% SSE 17 76%
THU
MAY 23
AM THUNDERSTORMS 90° / 73° 50% SSE 17 71%
FRI
MAY 24
AM THUNDERSTORMS 89° / 72° 50% SSE 16 68%
SAT
MAY 25
AM THUNDERSTORMS 90° / 71° 50% SSE 13 66%
SUN
MAY 26
AM CLOUDS/PM SUN 90° / 70° 20% SSE 13 64%
MON
MAY 27
AM SHOWERS 90° / 72° 40% SSE 14 64%
TUE
MAY 28
AM SHOWERS 89° / 72° 40% S 15 66%

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FORECAST REGION WED
MAY 22
THU
MAY 23
FRI
MAY 24
Austin & Central Texas Region PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5

WEDNESDAY 5/22/2019
Warm to hot temperatures, abundant afternoon sunshine, and elevated incoming background levels could be enough for ozone to reach the upper end of the “Moderate” range or possibly higher in parts of the Amarillo area; the middle to upper end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Midland-Odessa area; the lower to middle end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the El Paso and Lubbock areas; and possibly the lower end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Big Bend area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Transported smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America (mixed with very light amounts of early season African dust) is expected to surge rapidly back into and through the eastern two-thirds of the state as the frontal boundary weakens and retreats northward as a warm front, with the heaviest smoke remaining over South Texas. Overall, depending on the timing and progression of the front and the resulting coverage and intensity of the resurgent smoke and weak African dust, the daily PM2.5 AQI is forecast to reach the middle to upper end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, and Laredo areas; the lower to middle end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Tyler-Longview, and Victoria areas; possibly the lower end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Austin, Houston, and Waco-Killeen areas; and the upper end of the “Good” range (perhaps with an isolated low “Moderate” or two) in parts of the Beaumont-Port Arthur area.

Strong afternoon winds could generate and transport patchy blowing dust into portions of far West Texas, possibly raising the daily PM10 AQI to the lower end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and evening.

Otherwise in far Southeast Texas, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the “Good” range in most spots.

THURSDAY 5/23/2019
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, and Midland-Odessa areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Transported patchy smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America (mixed with very light amounts of early season African dust) is expected to continue at varying intensities over much of the state generally along and east of a line from Presidio to Kermit, with the heaviest smoke remaining over South Texas. Overall, depending on the coverage and intensity of the smoke and weak African dust, the daily PM2.5 AQI is forecast to reach the upper end of the “Moderate” range or possibly higher in parts of the Laredo area; the middle to upper end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen and San Antonio areas; the lower to middle end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Corpus Christi and Midland-Odessa areas; possibly the lower end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Austin, Big Bend, Dallas-Fort Worth, Lubbock, Tyler-Longview, Victoria, and Waco-Killeen areas; and the upper end of the “Good” range (perhaps with an isolated low “Moderate” or two) in parts of the Amarillo, Beaumont-Port Arthur, El Paso, and Houston areas.

Strong afternoon winds could generate and transport patchy blowing dust into portions of West Texas, possibly raising the daily PM10 AQI to the lower end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the El Paso area and the upper end of the “Good” range (perhaps with an isolated low “Moderate” or two) in parts of the Midland-Odessa area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and evening.

Otherwise in Southeast Texas, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the “Good” range in most spots.

FRIDAY 5/24/2019
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 middle to upper end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the El Paso area; the lower to middle end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Big Bend and Midland-Odessa areas; and possibly the lower end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Amarillo area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Transported patchy smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America (mixed with very light amounts of early season African dust) is expected to continue at varying intensities over portions of South and Southwest Texas extending northward through the Hill Country and Permian Basin into North Texas and the lower Panhandle, with the heaviest smoke remaining over South Texas. Overall, depending on the coverage and intensity of the smoke and weak African dust, the daily PM2.5 AQI is forecast to reach the middle to upper end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen and Laredo areas; the lower to middle end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the San Antonio area; possibly the lower end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Waco-Killeen areas; and the upper end of the “Good” range (perhaps with an isolated low “Moderate” or two) in parts of the Big Bend, Corpus Christi, Houston, Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, and Victoria areas.

Otherwise and elsewhere in the state, moderate to strong winds, increased cloud cover with precipitation and 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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