Take care on the roads – it's foggy out there

The dense fog seen across western and central Minnesota this week has landed in the Twin Cities Sunday morning.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Minnesotans across the state are waking up to a dense fog Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning to drivers as the mist is causing visibility to drop below 100-feet across most of Minnesota.

Weather Channel meteorologist Kathryn Prociv said all but one county in Minnesota is under a fog advisory, with the NWS warning drivers to expect slick patches on the roads and sidewalks thanks to freezing condensation.

The fog started spreading south overnight, enveloping the Twin Cities, Rochester and Albert Lea.

It has provided challenging driving conditions for Thanksgiving travelers using the I-94 corridor since Wednesday, with patches of fog reported in the Fergus Falls, Alexandria and St. Cloud areas at various times over the past few days.

Valley News Live reports that the fog is potentially to blame for a light aircraft crash in Moorhead on Wednesday, with the business plane crash landing in a field just east of Moorhead Airfield, injuring seven passengers.

Sunday's mist should have cleared by around noon, which will be followed by rain in the Twin Cities on what should be a warmer-than-usual Nov. 27, with temperatures topping out at around 45.

Looking ahead, it could be even warmer on Monday, with Accuweather forecasting temperatures in the low-50s in the Twin Cities, before it drops to the low 40s until midweek.

Next Up

aircraft-2385194_1280

Pair escape uninjured as plane crashes moments after takeoff

It crashed about a half mile southwest of Faribault Airport.

Screen Shot 2021-04-22 at 4.12.50 PM

For The Week: Making cocktails at home? Here's how to do it right

Lindsay Guentzel's For The Week column features simple food and drink tips.

coronavirus, covid-19

Mayo Clinic study provides 'best guess' about pandemic's future in MN

Minnesota could be seeing decreasing numbers into the summer if the study is correct.

daunte wright funeral - siblings

Mourners remember Daunte Wright, plead for justice

Wright was killed by a now-former Brooklyn Center police officer on April 11.

covid

HealthPartners: COVID hospitalizations driven by unvaccinated, middle aged adults

The health provider says the average age of its hospitalized patients is trending downwards.

Andrew Thomas booking photo

Man suspected of shooting at National Guard in Minneapolis faces more charges

He has now been charged in Hennepin County District Court with more serious crimes.

wetlands

Investigation finds EPA mishandled oversight for PolyMet mine permits

A new report found the EPA didn't follow its own procedures when it submitted comments on the proposed project.

baseball

MDH's new COVID guidance urges weekly testing for those involved in sports

Those not involved in school sports are still advised to get tested every two weeks.

Trey Lance

With loaded QB draft class, now is the time for Vikings to act

With a strong class, this year might be the time to select Kirk Cousins' successor.

Related

Twin Cities blanketed with overnight snow, road conditions affected

It's made the Twin Cities look like a festive postcard – but take care driving.

Brr. It was 18 degrees in northern Minnesota this morning

The Twin Cities still hasn't seen its first frost.

Snow and rain cause major problems on Minnesota roads

Heavy snow in Greater Minnesota and slushy conditions in the Twin Cities present challenges for drivers.

It still hasn't hit freezing in the Twin Cities – which isn't normal

The Twin Cities metro area is heading toward its latest freeze on record.

Woman dies after a crash on an icy, snowy road

Heavy, wet snow fell across western and central Minnesota – making driving dangerous.

Light snow expected in Twin Cities, more to follow this week

The Twin Cities will get a sprinkling on Sunday afternoon.

Freezing drizzle causing black ice on roads in and around Twin Cities

The drizzle and freezing fog should be gone this afternoon.