Wes: Areas of dense fog Monday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - All of the ingredients are coming together for a foggy late night and early morning across the area. We have good radiational cooling, a soggy ground, and light winds. Therefore, fog will be likely after midnight. The poorest visibility will be over West Alabama, possibly dropping as low as a quarter of a mile or lower. Dense fog advisories are currently in effect for the state of Mississippi and we may see some advisories pop-up across our state. Temperatures will remain well above freezing so there won’t be a concern for freezing fog in the morning. Lows will be in the lower 40s.

A DRY TO START TO THE WEEK: Once the morning fog burns off, we will enjoy nice sunny day for tomorrow, with highs reaching the lower 60s. Tuesday will be slightly cooler; however, we will continue to enjoy bright conditions. There may be some patchy frost in outlying areas Tuesday morning, however lows are expected to remain in the mid 30s for most areas.

FIRST ALERT FOR RAIN LATE WEDNESDAY: Most of the day Wednesday will be dry, with clouds increasing during the afternoon. Rain will be developing and increasing from southwest to northeast during the evening and overnight hours. We may catch a few breaks in the wet weather on Thursday, however I would plan for periods of rain. The wet weather will exit on Friday and some snow may try to mix in along and north of the 278 corridor before the moisture exits. No issues are expected as surface temperatures will remain well above freezing. Lingering mist and drizzle on Friday will eventually taper off, with clearing for the weekend.

CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY FORECAST PREVIEW: The long range forecast shows dry weather for the weekend but there is a chance we could see a few showers and clouds for Christmas Eve. The clouds may linger into Christmas Day, with a few showers possible in the afternoon. For now I think Santa may want to find a cover for any big gifts left outdoors. I will have new details to pass along tonight at 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. I will also pass along some updates on the First Alert Weather App.

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