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Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:00 ET

Air Quality Conditions:
Ozone readings are in the Code Green range statewide this morning, as are particle pollution values. 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:
Clear and cold conditions are being observed statewide this morning as high pressure settles over the state. Partly cloudy, dry and cool weather will remain in place today with light winds expected. Ozone readings should hold in the Code Green range statewide today with possible Code Yellow conditions over the Asheville Ridge Tops later tonight. Localized Code Yellow particle pollution readings may remain a possibility today near/immediately downwind of the White Creek fire in Burke County.

(Tardif - NC Division of Air Quality)

For yesterday's observed air quality, please click on the tab labeled "Yesterday's Observations" on the main forecast page.