Just less than two weeks ago, parts of Texas experienced a very dusty sky and low air quality thanks to the invasion of the Saharan Air Layer.

Well it will return the start of this new week as a large plume of highly concentrated dust moves in this Monday, dominating across coastal sections of the Lone Star State. Then by Tuesday it will moderate but dust will remain present much of this week.

To most, this dust isn’t harmful but for some of the elderly it can actually cause some respiratory issues. Otherwise it makes for a filtered and hazy sky, and this pollution can make for very pretty sunrises and sunsets.

You can even see how widespread the area of dust is on GOES-16 geocolor satellite imagery. The below image was captured Sunday evening.


Jackson is Head of Content at WeatherOptics and produces several forecasts and manages all social media platforms. Previously, Jackson forecasted local weather for southwestern Connecticut, founding his website, Jackson's Weather, in the March of 2015. He is currently studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami.

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