Areas of dense fog this morning, followed by afternoon sunshine; mild weekend

It’s another murky morning over parts of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

The National Weather Service continues a dense fog advisory (which includes the Twin Cities metro area) until 10 a.m. Friday:

National Weather Service Twin Cities

Details of the advisory:

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
122 AM CST Fri Dec 14 2018

MNZ045-052-053-060>063-068>070-076-077-083>085-092-093-WIZ014-023-
141530-
/O.EXT.KMPX.FG.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-181214T1600Z/
Kanabec-Isanti-Chisago-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-Carver-
Scott-Dakota-Le Sueur-Rice-Blue Earth-Waseca-Steele-Faribault-
Freeborn-Polk-St. Croix-
Including the cities of Mora, Cambridge, Center City,
Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Chaska, Shakopee,
Hastings, Le Sueur, Faribault, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna,
Blue Earth, Albert Lea, Osceola, and Hudson
122 AM CST Fri Dec 14 2018

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS
MORNING…

* VISIBILITY…one quarter mile or less.

* IMPACTS…Limited visibilities will make travel difficult.
With temperatures below freezing, freezing fog could lead to
slick spots on untreated surfaces.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving…slow down…
use your headlights…and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Some areas of freezing fog are possible this morning, so some sidewalks, driveways and roads could become slick.

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8 a.m. update

The Twin Cities metro area portion of the dense fog advisory has been canceled by the NWS. The dense fog advisory continues until 10 a.m. for southeastern Minnesota and parts of west-central Wisconsin:

NWS Twin Cities

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Temperature trends

Most of Minnesota will see Friday afternoon highs in the 30s, but lower 40s are possible in west-central and southwestern Minnesota. The Twin Cities metro area could reach about 36 degrees.

Our average high this time of year is 27 degrees in the Twin Cities metro area.

Saturday highs will be very mild:

The mild weather continues on Sunday:

A complete Updraft update will be posted around mid-morning.

As always, updated weather information can be heard on the Minnesota Public Radio Network, and you will also see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:49 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.