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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14: A general view of BB&T Ballpark, home of the minor league baseball team, Charlotte Knights, on September 14, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The coronavirus, the murder hornets, and now dust from the Sahara.  Actually we should be safe from that this morning.  The national weather service issued an air quality alert that expired around midnight but that does not mean the dust won’t still be around.

You may have noticed a haze over the uptown Charlotte skyline over the past several days.  The sand from the Sahara desert has actually traveled this far East and may continue to til August.  The dust could affect people with respiratory issues.  Authorities say an M95 mask could help.

For more information about this and how it affects you just check out the story from ChannelNine.