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Date: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:00 ET
Forecast Valid: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Today's Air Quality Conditions: Ozone values are Code Green statewide this afternoon. Particulate
pollution values are near the Code Yellow threshold in Charlotte and Raleigh, while remaining Code Green for the rest of the state.
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: As Tropical Depression Cindy tracks just north of the Carolinas, it will
provide a little bit of spotty cloud cover throughout the day, mainly in the western portion of the state. Along
with that will come a chance of rain and scattered thunderstorms. This, along with higher winds should keep our
ozone and particulate pollution values Code Green statewide.
Outlook: A break from the clouds and the rain chances on Sunday will be a welcomed change as Tropical
Depression Cindy moves away from the coast. Winds die down as well as a cold front moves through the area,
bringing us cooler air for the next few days. Ozone and particulate pollution values should remain Code Green due
to a relatively clean air mass. Monday brings cooler temperatures as high pressure settles into the Carolinas.
More plentiful sunshine returns, as do calmer winds once again. Ozone levels should remain Code Green statewide
with a possible Code Yellow in Charlotte and the Triangle. Particulate pollution values should remain Code Green