Dense Fog AdvisoryDecember 3rd, 2013 at 7:48 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Weather
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST WEDNESDAY.
* VISIBILITY…WIDESPREAD VISIBILITIES A QUARTER MILE OR LESS POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA BY 9 PM AND ENDURING THROUGH EARLY TO MID MORNING WITH SLOW BUT GRADUAL IMPROVEMENTS.
* IMPACTS…DRIVERS AND BOATERS IN THE NEAR SHORE WATERS WILL EXPERIENCE REDUCED VISIBILITIES.
A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING…SLOW DOWN…USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS…AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.
A surface warm front is now lifting well to our north over the Tennessee Valley. We are seeing a significant warming trend as winds are now fully out of the s’west at 10-15 mph. Daytime highs on Tuesday were in the mid to upper 70’s in many locations. It is looking like a very warm week in the extended forecast.
We are expecting dense fog tonight. A warm and moist southerly wind flow will be working across the cool near shore waters of the beaches and bays. This type of advection fog set up can result in reduced visibilities. This particular type of fog can linger into the midday hours in many coastal locations.
A few spotty rain showers are possible Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with this moist southerly flow. We are not expecting major totals of rain and the chances remain isolated to widely scattered. A better opportunity for rain comes in on Friday, along the surface cold front. Other than a brief cool down behind the front on Saturday, temperatures remain well above average in the 7-day forecast.