Dense fog descended across much of central Virginia this morning, with the areal coverage and density even worse than in previous mornings this week. Skies were clear overnight with calm conditions, allowing the fog to redevelop. Visibilities are still being significantly reduced in spots as of 9 a.m., even down to near zero. As a result of this risk, there is a Dense Fog Advisory in effect until 10 AM for all of central and eastern Virginia. The counties and cities affected are highlighted in grey on this map:
Fog should begin to mix out and dissipate by late-morning. This fog is not only confined to low-lying, agricultural, or marine regions. It is widespread and can be suddenly very dense. Please allow extra distance between you and surrounding vehicles. Slow down. Reduce distractions (like the radio, using your cell phone, etc.) and turn on your headlights to their low-beam setting. Please also be aware that overnight construction is ongoing in some places where the thick fog is also occurring.
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--Meteorologist Carrie Rose