If you noticed your car was extra dirty Sunday morning, you weren't alone. Local 2's phone lines, Twitter and Facebook page were flooded with viewers asking about a mysterious rust-colored dust that blanketed cars and windshields.

The dust was seen throughout Houston and beyond and kept car detailing businesses busy.

The National Weather Service issued a weather statement Sunday afternoon explaining that the dust may have blown in from Mexico over the last couple of days.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said the agency received one complaint about the dust and would investigate. However, the spokesperson said particulate values at stationary monitors in the Houston area were well below levels that would be expected to cause health or safety issues.

PHOTOS: Mysterious red dust settles across Houston

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:29:28 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 23 2013 10:42:18 AM CST
Mysterious red dust settling across Houston

Locals are trying to figure out what this mysterious red dust is that's settling across Houston.

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