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Fog expected to return Saturday morning across South Florida

 

cteproff@MiamiHerald.com

For those who had to deal with a foggy commute Friday, sleeping in Saturday may be a good idea.

Forecasters predict the fog — which is caused by a combination of a stalled cold front near Lake Okeechobee, light winds to the south and moisture in the air — will likely return Saturday morning.

“If people are driving around early Saturday they need to know areas of dense fog are possible and they need to use caution,” said Brad Diehl, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Miami.

While no accidents were blamed on the dense fog Friday, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Joe Sanchez echoed Diehl’s sentiment.

“Drivers need to try to find a safe place until it clears,” he said.

On Friday, South Floridians took to social media, posting pictures of buildings blocked by fog and the limited visibility on the road.

But the fog did not stop people from their normal routines. Don Cramarossa, who runs every morning along Club Drive in Miami Shores, said he purposely picked out a bright yellow shirt to wear Friday for his four-mile loop.

“I was kind of surprised when I looked outside,” said Cramarossa, who began his run at about 7:30 a.m. “It doesn’t get foggy much here.”

Diehl said the conditions are favorable for more patches of low clouds and fog on Saturday. Fog will likely begin rolling in after midnight and burn off around 9 a.m.

Forecasters will wait to see the pattern before issuing a dense fog advisory, as they did on Friday.

Visibility can be as low as a quarter of a mile, he said. But with fog. it’s hard to predict where the patches will end up.

“It’s definitely a challenge,” Diehl said.

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