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Dense fog blanketing Tampa Bay, cold front coming midweek

The National Weather Service placed areas of Tampa Bay under a dense fog warning on Monday morning.
 
Fog blocks the sun in St. Petersburg on Monday morning. Portions of Tampa Bay were under a dense fog warning, with visibility one quarter of a mile or less, forecasters said.
Fog blocks the sun in St. Petersburg on Monday morning. Portions of Tampa Bay were under a dense fog warning, with visibility one quarter of a mile or less, forecasters said. [ ELLEN E. CLARKE | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Dec. 4, 2023

Thick fog has blanketed Tampa Bay early Monday morning, making for hazardous conditions during the morning commutes.

The National Weather Service placed portions of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee Counties under a dense fog advisory.

Driving conditions are hazardous, the weather service said, with visibility one quarter of a mile or less in the dense fog.

The weather service advised drivers to slow down, use headlights and to keep space in front of you while driving.

After the fog passes, a cold front will dip into the area, according to Spectrum Bay News 9. By tonight, temperatures will drop to the high 50s. On Tuesday, slightly cooler temperatures are expected when the mercury will reach the upper 70s.

Wednesday, the coolest day expected of the week, will top out in the mid-60s and night time temperatures will plummet to the mid-40s, according to the weather service. Inland and northern areas will likely be chillier.