Sun burns off freezing fog
Sun has broken through a thick layer of freezing fog over the region today, and forecasters said they expect sun to continue through Monday, although another chance of fog is possible Friday night and Saturday morning.
Thick fog with visibilities down to an eighth mile was reported across the region this morning, especially at valley elevations above 2,000 feet, including in the West Plains, South Hill, Cheney and Coeur d’Alene.
Fog was also seen in the Pend Oreille and Coeur d’Alene river valleys and the Camas Prairie southeast of Lewiston.
Fog had frozen to roadways and other surfaces this morning, but has since evaporated.
A high pressure area in British Columbia has turned the air flow from southwest to northerly across the region, which is causing drying of the lower atmosphere and bringing cooler temperatures.
Fog should burn off after 10 a.m. to reveal sunshine, forecasters said.
Sunny and clear skies with a chance of fog again Friday night are expected through Monday with highs in the middle 40s and lows in the middle to upper 20s.
At 7 a.m., it was 28 and foggy at the Spokane airport with visibility measured at an eighth mile. It was 30 in downtown Spokane, 32 in Coeur d’Alene, 28 in Deer Park and 26 in Pullman.