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Slow down! Dense fog advisory in effect for most of North Texas

Forecasters say motorists should slow down as a dense fog advisory is in effect for several hours Monday morning.
Forecasters say motorists should slow down as a dense fog advisory is in effect for several hours Monday morning.

It would be a good idea for motorists in North Texas to slow down on Monday morning.

It’s foggy, and this weather should be around for a few hours.

A dense fog advisory is in effect for most of North Texas until 10 a.m. Monday as visibility is down to a quarter mile or less in several areas.

The number of accidents with injuries reached 16 from midnight until 8 a.m. Monday for Tarrant County and surrounding areas, according to MedStar statistics. That’s compared to five for the same time period on this day last week.

Forecasters say visibility could improve as early as 9 a.m. as southwesterly winds increase during the morning.

But before then, forecasters are telling motorists to slow down, use your low-beam headlights and leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.

The fog won’t be the only weather concern on Monday. There’s a chance of thunderstorms on Monday afternoon with lightning strikes being the primary hazard. Forecasters say there’s a 40 percent of rain on Monday.

The high on Monday should reach 65.

But it will be cold on Tuesday morning as temperatures will be at 40. The rain chances are gone on Tuesday and there’s no rain in the forecast for the rest of the week.

Daytime temperatures will warm up this week as there’s a chance North Texas will see 79 on Thursday.

North Texans will have a few cold mornings. It will be 35 on Saturday morning and 39 on Sunday morning.



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