There’s increasing concerns for the development of freezing fog…mainly across the panhandle and west central Texas overnight tonight where temps are already at or below freezing in many locations. At this time, no Freezing Fog Advisories have been put into effect, but that could change for parts of this region by tomorrow morning. Freezing fog can be just as hazardous, if not more hazardous, to driving conditions as sleet or freezing rain because it’s not as obvious to drivers on the roadways. It sneaks in on little cat feet, as the poem by Carl Sandburg goes, and is a major contributor to “black ice” on bridges and roadways. Be sure you check local media in the morning for the latest on local road conditions before heading out!
Further east towards the DFW metro, foggy and drizzly conditions are also expected overnight, but temps are not forecasted to fall below freezing, so freezing fog should not become an issue. Along the coast, dense fog of the non-freezing variety has already developed and will continue to be an issue through early tomorrow morning. Here along the central coastal region, Dense Fog Advisories have been issued already, so take extra precautions if you have to be out and about overnight and early tomorrow morning.