A dust cloud from the Sahara headed toward Florida will cause vivid sunsets next week, with the red and orange sand layering alongside the sky’s colors.
The dust cloud is currently over the Atlantic Ocean, according to Fox35 in Orlando. Meteorologists with the station predict the dust will be thickest around Florida on Wednesday and will hang in the air until Saturday.
Last year, a massive Saharan dust cloud helped tamp down hurricane activity in the tropics. The Saharan Air Layer brings with it little rain, sucks up moisture and then provides especially vibrant sunsets, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The 2020 air layer was the dustiest one on record, a Weather Channel meteorologist said.