AUSTIN, Texas — Hazy skies and reduced air quality is back due to agricultural fires in Mexico and Central America.
Every year, farmers in parts of Mexico and Central America will conduct agricultural burning of crops. Due to persistent southerly winds over the next several days, some of the smoke is making its way into Texas.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) forecasts moderate air quality for Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Laredo, Brownsville and Corpus Christi due to the smoke. Air quality will likely stay in the moderate category through at least the holiday weekend.
You can expect periodic smoke and reduced air quality from Mexico and Central America through the rest of spring.