DALLAS — People across North Texas may notice more colorful sunrises and sunsets through the weekend. And those with a sensitive respiratory system may experience some issues.
That's all due to Saharan dust that has traveled across the Atlantic to reach the skies in the Caribbean and North Texas.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says this is called the Saharan Air Layer. It forms a mass of very dry, dusty air and moves over the Atlantic every three to five days.
The Saharan Air Layer is most active from mid-June to Mid-August. During the peak period, some outbreaks are known to reach further west, NOAA says, as far as Texas.
For the most part, the dust creates a very hazy sky and spectacular sunsets.
Over the Atlantic and Caribbean, it will reduce the development of any tropical storms or hurricanes.
Dust will be in North Texas skies on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
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