Dense fog advisory in Metro Detroit will slow commuters

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Drive slow, Metro Detroit commuters, turn on your headlights — though not your brights — and keep plenty of space between the vehicle in front of you, because it’s a foggy Thursday morning.

Just after midnight, the National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory that will last through 10 a.m., meteorologist Sara Schultz said. The fog is a result of residual moisture, light wind speeds less than 5 mph, and clear skies.

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

All three Metro Detroit counties are affected by the fog advisory, Schultz said, and visibility is down to a quarter mile or less.

Despite the fog, Thursday is a fairly warm day in Metro Detroit, with high temperatures in the low 60s expected. Overnight, lows will reach the mid 30s.

jdickson@detroitnews.com

Extended forecast

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 69. South wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 42. South wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Saturday:  A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Windy, with a west wind 14 to 19 mph increasing to 23 to 28 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 43.

Wednesday: Rain and snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 45.

Source: National Weather Service