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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

April 26, 2018

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)

AQI Scale
Forecast Region
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Thu
04/26/2018
Fri
04/27/2018
Sat
04/28/2018
Sun
04/29/2018
Amarillo Good Ozone Ozone Good
Austin Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Beaumont-Port Arthur Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Ozone Ozone Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
El Paso Ozone* Ozone Ozone Ozone
Houston Ozone Ozone* Ozone Ozone
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Midland-Odessa Good Ozone Ozone Ozone
San Antonio Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Tyler-Longview Good Good Ozone Ozone
Victoria Good Ozone Ozone Good
Waco-Killeen Good Ozone Ozone Ozone
An asterisk (*) indicates that an Ozone Action Day is or will be in effect for the indicated region.

Forecast Discussion

Thursday 04/26/2018
An Ozone Action Day will be in effect for the El Paso area on Thursday, April 26th. Winds may be light enough and increasing incoming background levels behind the departing front could be high enough for ozone to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" in parts of the El Paso area, "Moderate" or possibly higher on the south and southeast sides of both the Houston and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas, and "Moderate" in parts of the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Lubbock, San Antonio areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

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 04/27/2018
An Ozone Action Day will be in effect for the Houston area on Friday, April 27th. Lingering elevated incoming background levels when combined with sufficient local add-on could be enough for ozone to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" on the southeast side of the Houston area, "Moderate" or possibly higher on the south and southeast sides of both the Houston and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas and the south side of the San Antonio area, and "Moderate" in parts of the Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, San Antonio, Victoria, 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 keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots.


Saturday 04/28/2018 Outlook
Lingering elevated incoming background levels behind a second departing front when combined with sufficient local add-on could be enough for ozone to reach the "Moderate" range in parts of the Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Corpus Christi, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston, Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, San Antonio, Tyler-Longview, Victoria, 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 keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots.


Sunday 04/29/2018 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and/or incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach the "Moderate" range in parts of the Austin, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston, Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, San Antonio, Tyler-Longview, 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 keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots.


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This forecast was last updated at 2:35 PM on Thursday, April 26th, 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.