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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 statewide.

Extended Air Quality Outlook
Forecast Day
AQI Range
Category Range
Saturday 30-50 Green
Sunday 30-50 Green
Monday 30-58 Green-Yellow

(Wiegand - NC Division of Air Quality)