HOUSTON (KPRC/CNN) - This was the view above Houston Wednesday.
In addition to suffering through sweltering temperatures, the city is dealing with reduced visibility and poor air quality caused by an African dust cloud.
That's right, African dust in Texas.
The dust originates all the way from the Sahara. Storms and strong winds in northern Africa pull large amounts of dust into the upper atmosphere, where air currents carry it across the ocean, into the Gulf of Mexico, and now into Texas.
It's creating breathing problems for asthma and allergy sufferers.
The African dust is expected to hang around for the next several days.