Dense fog causing serious issues for commuters

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Producer, Britta Merwin - Meteorologist

HOUSTON - Dense Fog is creating a dangerous morning commute.

A dense fog advisory is in effect until 10 a.m., with visibility below a tenth of a mile in some areas, so it’s important to be careful when heading out Tuesday morning.

The direct coastline and northern counties are not affected by the advisory, but the majority of the city will have to deal with low visibility for their commute.

Already the fog and low visibility have played in factor in at least one fatal accident in north Harris County. 

According to deputies, an Infiniti SUV was traveling westbound on the N. Sam Houston feeder road when, authorities said, the driver did not see an 18-wheeler stopped at a red light at the TC Jester Intersection and slammed into the back of the truck.

The driver of the SUV was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

The fog is expected to lift between 10 and 11 a.m., so people will be dealing with the hazardous conditions well into the morning, according to meteorologist Britta Merwin.

It is extremely important to allow for extra travel time Tuesday morning.  During school drop off Tuesday morning take extra caution to watch for students and parents in school zones and bus stop locations.

After lunch, fog will no longer be an issue. People can expect mostly cloudy skies Tuesday afternoon with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.

Rain will be moving through the area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, which could make for another messy, wet commute.

Thursday and Friday will see a cool down with a possibility of some wind.

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