Huge Saharan Dust Cloud Will Reach Illinois By The Weekend
A giant cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert has crossed the Atlantic Ocean over the last week, and is now in the Caribbean. Experts say it's headed here next.
Take a look at what's being called the "Godzilla Dust Cloud:"
Can a dust cloud that's messing up things in the Caribbean actually get all the way to Illinois? Oh, yes. And then some.
By the end of the week, this plume of dust will make its way to the Gulf Coast states.
The upper level winds will carry the plume of dust toward Missouri and Illinois by late Friday night into the weekend. With the chance of showers and storms at the same time as the dust slides over our area, it's likely some of the dust will be captured by raindrops and end up in our backyard.
Most of the dust in this layer is found between 5,000 and 20,000 feet in the sky and often makes for vivid sunrises and sunsets.
It appears as though the Godzilla cloud won't stop here in Illinois:
Personally, I'm looking forward to the colorful sunrises and sunsets.