10/14 Ryan’s “Late Summer” Thursday Evening Forecast

Still feels like late summer as the humidity rises, but a sharp drop is coming soon.

I’m sure most are sick of it, but more “late summer” weather is on the way as we finish off the week. That means hot afternoons and warm, humid nights which have led to more and more visibility issues across South Mississippi. We’re hitting the peak tonight, and dense fog advisories have been issued with a warm low near 73 degrees and partly cloudy skies. Visibility will be at a quarter mile or less, making driving considerably more difficult. Here are a few fog driving tips:

  • Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Make your vehicle visible to others both ahead of you and behind you by using your low-beam headlights.
  • Use fog lights if you have them.
  • Never use your high-beam lights. Using high beam lights causes glare, making it more difficult for you to see what’s ahead of you.
  • To ensure you are staying in the proper lane, follow the lines on the road with your eyes.
  • If the fog is too thick to continue driving, pull off to the side of the road as far as you can and turn your hazard lights on. Turn off all other lights.

Fog won’t last long into the morning as it warms, all the way up to 87 for your afternoon high. The front will move through overnight, bringing little rain but leading to much cooler and drier weather for the weekend and start of next week.

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