Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday March 17

Satellite map of eastern U.S. taken before sunrise with city lights visibleNOAA satellite map March 17 early morning

According to the report from the National Weather Service, we’re under a dense fog advisory here in Cobb County until Thursday morning March 17 at 10 a.m.

Here’s an excerpt from the advisory:

A dense fog advisory is in effect through 10 AM across portions of central, east central, north central, northeast, northwest and west central Georgia.

Patchy dense fog will be possible this morning with visibilities less than one mile.The fog The fog will diminish by mid morning.



* WHAT…Visibility less than one mile in dense fog.

* WHERE…Portions of central, east central, north central, northeast, northwest and west central Georgia. * WHEN…Until 10 AM EDT this morning.

* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

In addition, there is a hazardous weather outlook for Friday through next Wednesday.

Isolated to scattered storms are expected Friday. A few storms could be strong to severe with hail, damaging winds, periods of heavy rain, frequent lightning, and an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out. Another round of showers and thunderstorms can be expected Tuesday.

About the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The NWS describes its role as follows:

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. These services include Forecasts and Observations, Warnings, Impact-based Decision Support Services, and Education in an effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation. The ultimate goal is to have a society that is prepared for and responds to weather, water and climate events.