Forecast Discussion

Date: Friday, June 22, 2018 - 15:00 ET

Forecast Valid: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Today's Air Quality Conditions: Ozone readings in Code Green range are being observed statewide this afternoon. Particulate pollution readings are in the Code Yellow range statewide this afternoon. 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: Another chance of scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms comes Saturday as a weak cold front moves into the region. Cloud cover should also be scattered while the wind speeds should increase throughout the day. Hot temperatures persist as ozone and particulate pollution values remain in the Code Green range statewide.

Outlook: The weak cold front continues to move through the area Sunday in Monday, allow for a continued chance of shower and thunderstorms. Temperatures remain high and winds will continue to increase during the day on Sunday. Ozone values for Sunday will remain in the Code Green range due to the rain chances, cloud cover and a rain cleaned air mass. Temperatures and winds begin to decrease on Monday as the cold front as mostly move through the area. Rain chances decrease and cloud cover becomes more scattered which could lead to some ozone build up. Ozone values should remain in the COde Green range for most of hte state, with a possible Code Yellow in Charlotte. Particulate pollution values should remain in the Code Green range both days.

Extended Air Quality Outlook
Forecast Day
AQI Range
Category Range
Saturday 45-50 Green
Sunday 30-45 Green
Monday 30-51 Green-Yellow

(Wiegand - NC Division of Air Quality)