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Dense fog potentially to affect Florida through Friday

Dense fog potentially to affect Florida through Friday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) officials are urging residents and visitors to use caution as patches of dense morning fog may affect north, central and southwest Florida roadways through Friday morning, according to a news release from FDEM. Expect foggy conditions as far west as Escambia County and as far southwest as Okeechobee and Collier counties, officials said.

Warmer than normal overnight temperatures, high humidity levels, and calm winds will combine to create favorable dense fog conditions across much of the Florida big bend and peninsula early Thursday and Friday morning, said Brad Schaaf, a meteorologist with FDEM.

This fog is expected to linger until mid-morning, and motorists should be prepared for sudden drops in visibility, officials said.

Drivers should avoid traveling in dense fog and follow safety tips such as slow down and allow for extra space between vehicles during morning hours and use low-beam headlights and be prepared to stop on short notice, according to FDEM.

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