Planning >> Air Awareness >> Air Quality Forecast Center >> Forecast Discussion

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:00 ET

Forecast Valid: Sunday, December 17, 2017

Today's Air Quality Conditions: Particle pollution readings are in the Code Yellow range over the Asheville, Triangle, and Fayetteville regions with borderline Code Green/Code Yellow readings in the Hickory region. Code Green conditions are otherwise observed over 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: Increasing clouds will build into the state tomorrow courtesy of an incoming upper-level disturbance, with scattered rain showers possible over the Mountains by later in the day. Winds will increase out of the south with cleaner air building into the state. This should allow for Code Green air quality to build into the state tomorrow.

Outlook: Warmer, breezy and more humid conditions will be possible to start the week, with areas of rain moving across the state. Code Green conditions are expected statewide through Tuesday.

Extended Air Quality Outlook
Forecast Day
AQI Range
Category Range
Sunday 38-50 Green
Monday 30-45 Green
Tuesday 30-45 Green

(Tardif - NC Division of Air Quality)