African dust storm rolls in – | Continuous News Coverage

As of Friday evening, a quick glance at the Coastal Bend sky was enough to see that African dust had arrived.

Over at the National Weather Service, the cloud appears as a red streak stretching from the continent of Africa to the Coastal Bend.

That red streak is an example of what to expect over at least the next few days, if not weeks, according to local meteorologists at NWS and our own crew on KRIS 6 News.

The dust cloud is made up of fine particles from the Saharan Desert. If you have respiratory problems like asthma, COPD, or allergies, you’ll definitely notice it.

Dr. James Mobley has been in Family Practice for decades and has seen the African dust cloud in years past.

“I expect that we’ll see more ER visits, urgent care visits, things like that during the day. Of course, we’ve got a holiday…

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