Dense fog will slow commuters through rush hour

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory that will last through rush hour Monday morning in Metro Detroit.

The advisory, which is active until 10 a.m., warns that visibility is down to a quarter-mile or less.

Motorists can expect dense fog Thursday morning through rush hour, according to the National Weather Service.

Drivers are advised to leave plenty of distance between their vehicle and others, and to use their low-beam headlights to see and be seen. High-beam headlights reflect back on the driver, further impacting visibility.

When the fog clears, the day will warm up, eventually reaching a high of about 63, said Sara Schultz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Overnight, lows were in the low 40s.

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Extended forecast

Monday morning: Widespread dense fog, mainly before 10 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.

Tuesday: Showers likely, mainly after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday night: A chance of showers before 1 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 43. North northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51. North-northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 56.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 49.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

Source: National Weather Service