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Round 2 of Saharan dust arrives Wednesday

Air quality will suffer through the Fourth of July weekend.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Saharan haze is still hanging around from round one of the dust that moved in over the weekend, but round two is already on the way. 

Chief Meteorologist Erika Lopez said she's tracking another round that's
in the Gulf of Mexico and expected to make it's way to Central Texas by Wednesday evening. 

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This will keep hazy skies and moderate air quality in the forecast through the Fourth of July weekend and, of course, the beautiful sunsets will stick around as well. Keep in mind that this may also continue to cause respiratory issues for sensitive groups, including those with respiratory problems, preexisting heart or lung disease or children or the elderly.

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With Fourth of July weekend upon us, you may want to keep these tips in mind: 

  • If you are healthy, you may want to limit or avoid strenuous outdoor exercise.
  • People with respiratory or heart-related illnesses should remain indoors.
  • Help keep indoor air clean by closing doors and windows and running the air conditioners with air filters.
  • Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Contact your doctor if you have symptoms such as chest pain, chest tightness, shortness of breath or severe fatigue.

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