‘Wash me’: Got a dirty car? Why Monday night’s rain was muddy

Dirt and dust from Mexico were lofted up into storms

EDITORS NOTE: Watch KSAT Meteorologist Sarah Spivey explain why people woke up to dirty cars on Tuesday morning in the video above

Many woke up Tuesday morning to a bit of a surprise - cars covered in dirt!

The reason for this? Dust and dirt from Mexico were lofted high into the atmosphere by storms, making the rain muddy as it fell to the ground... science!

Did you wake up to a dirty car this morning? It's because of muddy rain!

About the Author:

Sarah Spivey is a San Antonio native who grew up watching KSAT. She has been a proud member of the KSAT Weather Authority Team since 2017. Sarah is a Clark High School and Texas A&M University graduate. She previously worked at KTEN News. When Sarah is not busy forecasting, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and cat, and playing music.