The metro skycast for Wednesday is green, the first in more than a week.

That means ground-level ozone concentrations are low enough to not be a concern. When the skycast is yellow, orange or red, officials suggest steps such as driving less and putting off mowing.

Since April 1, there have been 44 days rated yellow and 12 rated orange. A rating of orange or red is an ozone alert. There hasn’t been a red alert day in Kansas City since 2006.

Mid-America Regional Council skycast: www.marc.org/environment/airq/skycast.asp