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Heavy fog limits visibility across parts of Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay drivers were urged to use caution on their drive to work Thursday morning thanks to patches of heavy fog.

Dense sea fog had dropped visibility below one mile in parts of Tampa Bay.

The Florida Highway Patrol issued a dense fog advisory for the area around the Sunshine Skyway bridge.

A dense fog advisory was also issued for the Gulf Coast waters from Bonita Beach to the Suwannee River, including all of Tampa Bay.

"The fog may linger through the afternoon and impact areas near Tampa Bay and near the coast," said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez.

The fog comes on the heels of a fast-moving system of thunderstorms that passed through the area Wednesday, according to Bay News 9. It dumped heavy rain on the northern parts of Tampa Bay in the afternoon and evening.

Thursday is expected to see some isolated showers and warm, humid and breezy conditions, Marquez said.

"It's really muggy this morning," she said, noting that temperatures were in the 60s and 70s.

Temperatures will approach 80 degrees in some areas.

Heavy fog limits visibility across parts of Tampa Bay 02/23/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 23, 2012 12:52pm]
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