Fog advisory issued for San Diego coastal areas

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County coastline was blanketed with thick fog early Tuesday, resulting in visibility dropping to a quarter of a mile or less in certain areas, prompting forecasters to urge those behind the wheel to be extra careful during their morning commute.

The dense fog advisory for the coastal areas issued by the National Weather Service is set to remain in effect until 9 a.m. "The fog may lift and disperse during the morning, but may not completely go away from all beaches today,” according to the weather service. "Away from the coast, mostly sunny skies will bring another dry and warm day. Temperatures today will contrast greatly from the 60s at the immediate coast to the 80s in the valleys."

Forecasters are advising motorists to give themselves extra time to reach their destinations Tuesday, especially if traveling near the coast, the mesas and
western portions of the valleys. Roadways within 10 miles of the coast are likely to be most affected.

The fog is likely to continue through daybreak but slowly burn off through mid morning, according to the NWS.

More fog is expected each morning this week through Saturday.

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