The Saharan Dust is moving across the Atlantic Ocean

The Saharan Dust is moving across the Atlantic Ocean.

This plume of dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa is being carried across the ocean into the southeastern USA by strong upper level winds - which is a common occurrence every year, but this plume is one of the strongest and most dense on record, according to the National Weather Service. 

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) aerosol forecast loop shows the upper atmospheric dust will likely reach Middle Tennessee late Thursday, then spread over the whole area this weekend.

The main impact of the dust will be hazy skies and some nice sunrises/sunsets, although people with highly sensitive allergies and asthma could have some issues, according to the National Weather Service. 

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