Forecast Discussion

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019

Forecast Valid: Monday, December 9, 2019

Today's Air Quality Conditions: Particle pollution readings are in the Code Green range statewide. For a display of the most recent air quality conditions throughout the remainder of this afternoon, please visit the US EPA's AIRNOW web site.

General Forecast Discussion: An area of low pressure will begin to approach the southern Appalachians from the west on Monday, which will bring increased moisture and cloud cover, and slight chances for precipitation. The unsettled weather will help maintain air quality in the Code Green range.

Outlook: A relatively strong cold front is expected to push through the region Tuesday, bringing rain and moderate to strong winds. Wind speeds and chances for precipitation will wane going into Wednesday, with gradually clearing skies and cooler temperatures settling in. WIth a relatively clean and well-mixed air mass in place, air quality should hold Code Green through the middle of the week.

Extended Air Quality Outlook
Forecast Day
AQI Range
Category Range
Monday 35-40 Green
Tuesday 30-35 Green
Wednesday 35 Green

The forecast Air Quality Index value for each pollutant represents the highest value expected within the forecast region, so some areas and monitors may see lower values. We use the best information and techniques available to ensure the quality and accuracy of the forecasts we provide to the public.

(Wylie - NC Division of Air Quality)