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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Sunday, January 15, 2017


A warm front will move north out of Georgia today, only to return from the north on MOnday as another high pressure ridges southward into the region. Slight chances (30% or less) will persist until Tuesday, when a cold front will arrive from the west, bringing increased chances of of rain (50% or more) with it that will last into the weekend. Temperatures will remain slightly above normal for this time of year.


National Surface Map for Sunday Jan 15th


Patchy dense fog before noon. Mostly cloudy with highs near the lower 60s and light winds out of the west. 20% chance of drizzle.

Sunday Night

Patchy dense fog between 10 pm and 1 am.Mostly cloudy with lows near the mid 40s and calm winds. Slight chance of rain, mainly after midnight.

National Surface Map for Monday Jan 16th

Martin Luther King Day

Mostly cloudy with highs near the upper 50s. 20% chance of rain, mainly after 10 am and chances increase after 4pm. Less than a tenth of an inch of rainfall is expected.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy with lows near the upper 40s. 30% chance of rain.

National Surface Map for Tuesday Jan 17th


Mostly cloudy with highs near 60. 50% chance of rain.

Tuesday Night

Cloudy with lows near 50. 60% chance of rain.

Local Hazardous Conditions


No hazardous weather is expected, other than patchy dense fog this morning that may pose a hazard to drivers. Driving in fog is dangerous because visibility is reduced. To keep safe, follow these five tips for driving in fog:

1. Slow down. If you cannot see where you are going, do not drive fast. Use your speedometer as a guide to regulate your speed, because thick fog masks the sensation of speed by removing visual indicators of velocity.

2. Use low-beam headlights. When visibility is restricted, a driver's natural tendency is to activate the high-beam headlights. When driving in fog, this further impairs visibility because the high-beam illumination reflects off of the fog and back at your vehicle.

3. Use fog lights. If your vehicle has front fog lights, they can help illuminate the road and make your vehicle more visible to other drivers. Some vehicles have rear fog lights, which help motorists who are following you to see your vehicle from a greater distance.

4. Use the right-side pavement line as a guide. In thick fog, use the white line painted on the right side of the road as a guide. Do not use the center pavement markings, because doing so will guide you to move closer to oncoming vehicles, which are also driven by people having trouble seeing where they are going.

5. Do not stop on the road. When you cannot see where you are going, a natural reaction is to slow down or even stop. In fog, never stop on the road. Find a safe place to pull over that is as far away from traffic as possible and turn off your lights. Leaving your lights on may cause motorists to think that your taillights indicate the lane of travel, which could cause a collision.


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Published at 5:30am on Jan 15, 2017

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