Don’t bother washing the car this weekend.

The National Weather Service reports that winds aloft continue to carry a large dust cloud from the Sahara Desert toward the Mid South of the United States.

The NWS said that while these clouds are not unusual, cloud size and amounts of particulates it contains makes it the most significant cloud seen in 50 years.

A building ridge of high pressure will also allow the Saharan dust layer to progress into much of the Gulf Coast region over the next couple of days.

The main impacts of the Saharan dust will be hazy skies during the day, locally reduced visibility and degraded air quality.

However, this will also make for colorful sunrises and sunsets with deeper oranges and reds compared to normal.

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