Well, it’s back to work Monday after a long holiday weekend for many of us and we’re starting the week with some widespread areas of dense fog. The fog is so bad in spots that the NWS has issued a dense fog advisory for parts of the region through about mid-morning. Watch for areas of visibility dropping down to less than ¼ mile in some areas so keep your low beams on and budget in some extra time to get where you need to be on time when you head out this morning. A cold front will drop through the region today with another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Of course we’ve had several rounds of heavy rain over the weekend so that means that additional rain, some of it heavy, will have the chance to cause run-off or flash flooding concerns during the day and into the evening. High pressure will begin to move in from the Great Lakes in the wake of the frontal passage overnight. There may be some lingering showers overnight and through the first half of Tuesday in spots but otherwise a drying trend should take hold with quieter weather through midweek. Temperatures will remain roughly seasonable for this week with highs remaining in the mid and upper 80s. Shower chances return for Thursday as a cold front slips through the region and exits quickly off to the east. It’s looking dry again as we head into and through the weekend!
It’s also that time of year that I need to remind folks to please, NEVER leave your kids or pets in the car. The interior of your car will heat up extremely quickly and reach dangerous, if not deadly, levels in a very short period of time. If you want to take the dog for a car ride than make it a dedicated ride for them, don’t stop for groceries or to pick something up. It only takes a few minutes for the temperature in your vehicle to reach those dangerous levels. If you have a small child be sure you double check the back seat when you get out.
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
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