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North Texas gets more sunshine, air quality alert stays in effect

Sunshine and warm temperatures in the forecast Wednesday for North Texas
Sunshine and warm temperatures in the forecast Wednesday for North Texas Courtesy

Another sunny, warm day is in the forecast today for North Texas.

The expected high of 92 is slightly above normal for this time of year, National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Cain said. An air quality alert remains in effect for many North Texas counties.

Light winds at the surface and in the atmosphere aren’t strong enough to disperse the pollution the Metroplex creates, allowing it to pool over the area, Cain said.

“Until we get some winds to start mixing up the air, we’re going to continue to see this,” he said.

Sharing a ride, walking, riding a bicycle, avoiding drive-through lanes and keeping vehicles properly tuned are all ways to help reduce pollution, according to the weather service website.

Thursday’s weather should be nearly identical to today’s with a high of 91 and a low of 72. Wind speeds could pick up slightly in the next couple of days, Cain said.

The next chance of rain and storms could come as early as this Sunday.

Star-Telegram writer Dylan Bradley contributed to this report

Azia Branson: 817-390-7547, @aziabranson

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