Storm Team 4

Dense fog advisory extended throughout southeast Wisconsin

CREATED Nov. 20, 2012 - UPDATED: Nov. 21, 2012

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  • With warm air lifting into our region and light winds, widespread dense fog has rolled into Wisconsin leading to "pea soup" conditions which should continue through mid-morning. A ridge at the surface and in the upper levels of the atmosphere will provide quiet weather conditions here and for hundreds of miles around us today.

  • After the fog, we'll have an abundance of sunshine with gentle southwest winds driving our temperatures into the upper 50s. Travel should be unhampered by any troublesome weather around our region through the weekend.

  • While Thanksgiving Thursday starts with sunshine, we'll notice an increase in clouds as a powerful cold front approaches from the west. This could trigger a few showers late in the day and into the evening. The boundary's bigger impact will be on temperatures. Readings will plummet from almost 60 degrees on "Turkey Day" to barely 40 degrees on "Black Friday."

  • Today: Dense fog advisory until noon for all of Southeastern Wisconsin; then becoming sunny and very warm | High: Near 58 | Wind: SW 7-12 mph

  • Tonight: Clear, breezy, and warm | Low: Near 45 | Wind: SW 10-15 mph

  • Thanksgiving Day: Increasing clouds, windy, & very warm with scattered showers late | High: Near 60 | Wind: SW 10-18 mph gusting to 25 mph

  • Thanksgiving Night: Early scattered showers then decreasing clouds and windy | Low: Near 35 | Wind: WNW 15-20 mph gusting to 25 mph

  • Friday: Partly cloudy and much, much colder with patchy flurries possible | High: Near 37

MILWAUKEE - The National Weather Service has issued a Dense fog advisory for all of southeast Wisconsin through 12:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Visibility will be reduced to one quarter mile or less during the peak hours of foggy conditions.

"With warm air lifting into our region and light winds, widespread dense fog has rolled into Wisconsin leading to 'pea soup' conditions which should continue through mid-morning," said Storm Team 4Caster Scott Steele on Wednesday.

According to the NWS, drivers should slow down, use headlights and leave plenty of distance ahead of their vehicle as fog will severely reduce visibility.

But after the fog is done, a beautiful November day is in store, particularly for those heading out of town for Thanksgiving.

"A ridge at the surface and in the upper levels of the atmosphere will provide quiet weather conditions here and for hundreds of miles around us today," said Scott.

"After the fog, we'll have an abundance of sunshine with gentle southwest winds driving our temperatures into the upper 50s.  Travel should be unhampered by any troublesome weather around our region through the weekend."

Scott expects some rain Thanksgiving Day, with a colder Black Friday to follow.

"While Thanksgiving Thursday starts with sunshine, we'll notice an increase in clouds as a powerful cold front approaches from the west. This could trigger a few showers late in the day and into the evening. The boundary's bigger impact will be on temperatures. Readings will plummet from almost 60 degrees on 'Turkey Day' to barely 40 degrees on 'Black Friday.' "

Scott Steele's Wednesday Storm Team 4Cast:

Today: Dense fog through mid morning then becoming sunny and very warm
High:  Near 58
Wind: SW 7-12 mph

Tonight: Clear, breezy, and warm
Low:  Near 45
Wind: SW 10-15 mph

Thursday: Increasing clouds, windy, & very warm with scattered showers late
High:  Near 60
Wind: SW 10-18 mph gusting to 25 mph

Thursday night: Early scattered showers then decreasing clouds and windy
Low:  Near 35
Wind: WNW 15-20 mph gusting to 25 mph

Friday: Partly cloudy and much, much colder with patchy flurries possible
High:  Near 37