The commute by workers to jobs and students to school on Wednesday morning will be marked once again by foggy conditions in the Sacramento region.
A day after five men were killed in San Joaquin County in a crash at least partially blamed by the California Highway Patrol on poor visibility, the same murky conditions present driving challenges on highways and surface streets.
The National Weather Service is asking motorists to slow down and allow extra time to reach destinations. A dense fog advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. Wednesday for the Sacramento area, the Delta and the San Joaquin Valley.
Visibility at 4 a.m. for select locations:
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Marysville: 10 miles
Sacramento International Airport: a quarter of a mile
Sacramento Executive Airport: a quarter of a mile
Mather Field: 5 miles
Davis: a quarter of a mile
Vacaville: 2.5 miles
Stockton: a quarter of a mile
Modesto: a quarter of a mile
Visibility will improve in the late morning hours, according to the NWS. High pressure and light winds are expected to continue over the region on Wednesday.
The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Wednesday: Widespread haze after 10 a.m. Areas of dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Patchy dense fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 40. Calm wind.
Thursday: Widespread haze after 10 a.m. Areas of dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind.
Thursday night: Widespread haze before 10 p.m. Patchy dense fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Calm wind.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Sunday: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
MLK Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 63.
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