ORLANDO, Fla. — A plume of dust from Africa arrived in Central Florida on Wednesday.
Saharan dust plumes are common in the western hemisphere during the summer months.
These tiny dust particles travel for thousands of miles through what is known as the Saharan Air Layer and are clearly visible on satellite images.
The dust will make sunrises and sunsets more colorful.
However, it will slightly lower the air quality and could cause increased breathing issues for sensitive groups.
Meteorologist Brian Shields said the dust won’t affect Central Florida’s forecast for now.
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