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Sahara Sends Sands To West Texas

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The Texas and Oklahoma panhandles will be experiencing sizzling sunshine and scorching hot temperatures this week, along with hazy skies. The reason? The deserts of Africa appear to be sending their dust in our direction.

According to USA Today, this week's hot haze is due to heavy winds in the Sahara Desert sending dust across an ocean, which is now settling across parts of Texas and the High Plains, and into eastern New Mexico.

Temperatures at night are only expected to drop into the high 70s or low 80s, while heat levels during the daytime will rise into the 100s.

Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weather.us says that in addition to extreme heat, air quality will be an issue this week. So stay indoors if you can, and stay hydrated.