Dense fog, light ice could affect morning commute
Patchy areas of dense fog are affecting the region Friday morning, the National Weather Service said in a special weather statement issued around 5:30 a.m.
The weather service said it was receiving reports of dense fog with visibility of less than a half mile from across the area.
It is expected to impact the morning commute, as the fog is expected to persist an hour or two past sunrise, which is at 7:25 a.m.
The weather service said that although most major road surface temperatures are above freezing, the fog may combine with subfreezing air temperatures to cause a patchy light ice coating on a few secondary roads and other elevated surfaces.
Drivers encountering dense fog or patchy ice are advised to slow down and increase the distance between vehicles. Use low-beam headlights in areas of low visibility.
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4701, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @BCRittmeyer.
Some lingering fog and low clouds this morning, but high pressure provides dry weather and seasonable temperatures through the weekend. Rain chances return next week. pic.twitter.com/d6OWz2j9hS— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) December 1, 2017