Foggy, then warm and muggy, then chilly

It's another foggy morning across the bay area, and the National Weather Service is urging motorists to drive safely.

Patchy fog, heavy in some areas, was expected to reduce visibility in some areas to half a mile or less Tuesday morning, stretching from Tampa to Fort Myers. It was expected to start clearing about 8 a.m.

The NWS urged motorists to slow down, use low-beam headlights and maintain a safe distance between vehicles.

Tampa Bay had all the right ingredients for fog: lower temperatures, moisture close to the ground and a light wind. The light breeze and cool air condense the moisture, which forms droplets in the air.

"It's warm, it's muggy, and we're going to be warm and muggy through tonight," said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez.

A cold front is expected to move in Wednesday and push some of the humidity away. But today temperatures will be in the 80s, she said.

Scattered showers are expected Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will go up and down this week, but the weekend will be warmer, Marquez said.

Foggy, then warm and muggy, then chilly 12/08/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 3:19pm]

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