Morning Edition

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:00 ET

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Air Quality Conditions:
Ozone readings are in the low Code Yellow range this morning over the Western Ridge Tops, with particle pollution readings so far this morning in the lower Code Yellow range in the Western Valleys. Code Green conditions are otherwise being observed over the rest of the state this morning. For a display of the most recent Air Quality Index (AQI) conditions throughout the day, please visit the US EPA's AIRNOW web site. Real-time air quality monitoring data is also available on the NC Division of Air Quality's real-time monitoring data web pages for Ozone and Particle Pollution.

Morning Edition:
Mostly sunny skies, cool temperatures and low dewpoints are being observed statewide this morning, courtesy of an area of high pressure to our north and an area of low pressure that is retrograding off the Carolina coast. Some light rain showers may be possible over the Coastal Plain later today and tonight. Steady winds out of the north and northeast are being observed over the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, with light and variable winds over the Mountains. Particle pollution and ozone levels have picked up over the Mountains overnight into this morning, with Code Yellow ozone conditions observed over the Western Ridge Tops and Code Yellow particle pollution readings possible in the Western Valleys today also. The forecast has been updated to reflect this concern. No other changes to the forecast are needed at this time.

(Tardif - NC Division of Air Quality)

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