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Windy weather brings dust to North Texas

We may see hazy skies through watery eyes.

DALLAS — A strong system is currently crossing the United States on this Friday.

This is a potent system that brings a high risk of severe weather across much of the Midwest towards the Mississippi River Valley. 

Two areas have been highlighted under a 'High' risk for severe weather. It is rare to see this type of outlook from the Storm Prediction Center. Long-lived, strong tornadoes and large hail are expected in the level 4 and 5 areas.

The last time a double high risk area was issued was April 14, 2012. 

Credit: WFAA

Meanwhile, areas behind this system are expecting high winds. Many locations from West Texas and the Panhandle are under Wind Advisories and High Wind Warnings.

Westerly winds follow this front crossing North Texas. We can expect winds locally to gust up to 35 mph through the afternoon. 

Credit: WFAA

Strong westerly winds from North Texas generally carry in dust to North Texas. Don't be surprised if you see hazy skies this afternoon. 

One of the more annoying parts is that it may briefly cause lowered air quality. People with asthma or respiratory issues need to keep this is mind. 

The added dust is an irritant and may cause itchy eyes and a sore throat. If you notice this kind of discomfort, it is best to limit time outside or simply wear a mask.

Better conditions en route for Saturday! 

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