DC region covered in blanket of fog

A mild, damp weekend in the Washington, D.C. region began with a dense fog advisory, making driving treacherous in some areas.

WASHINGTON — Much of the D.C. region woke to a thick blanket of fog Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service issued a “dense fog advisory” for most of the morning.

The warning included D.C. and its surrounding areas in Maryland and Virginia.

Visibility was reduced to less than one quarter mile in some areasa, and the service advised drivers to slow down, use headlights and try not to tailgate.

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Fog will persist in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area through late morning Saturday. (WTOP/Will Vitka)

After the fog moved on, clouds and the chance for more rain persisted. Storm Team4’s Chuck Bell said Saturday would have an above-average high in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

Storm Team4’s Lauryn Ricketts said temperatures should rise Saturday. However, areas to the north may remain in the 50s, while south of D.C., some parts of central Virginia could touch the 70s.

With the chance of rain throughout the day, it may not be the best-looking day for outdoor activities.

Looking ahead to next week, temperatures should hold steady with highs in the upper 50s and into the 60s.

  • Sunday: Warmer with a chance of showers later in the day. Highs around 70 degrees.
  • Monday: Showers south of the area, but clouds moving out. Highs in the mid-50s.
  • Tuesday: Sunny, with highs close to 60.


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