Dense fog to blanket Sacramento this week and rain is on its way, latest forecast says

Tuesday will bring a foggy morning to the Sacramento area, according to the National Weather Service.

From 2 a.m. until 11 a.m., a dense fog advisory will be in place for portions of the Central Valley and Delta region, according to a Monday evening post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The weather service advises motorists to use caution on their morning commutes. Cities under the fog advisory include Chico, Oroville, Marysville, Yuba City, Sacramento, Fairfield, Stockton and Modesto

Some areas will have visibility “less than a quarter mile,” according to the service.

Fog driving tips

Driving through a thick fog can be nerve wracking and dangerous.

The weather service advises that you stay off the road if you can during an advisory, but if you have to be out, here are the tips:

  • Drive slow and cautiously.

  • Use fog lights if your car has them, otherwise turn your low-beam headlights on to remain visible on the road.

  • Do not use your high beams — they actually makes it difficult to see through thick fog and creates a glare.

  • If fog is very extreme and is creating dangerous driving conditions, turn on your hazard lights and pull over or into a parking lot. If you pull over on the side of the road keep your hazard lights on.

What else can we expect this week in Sacramento?

After the fog moves through the Sacramento Valley, there will also be a chance of rain later this week.

Starting Tuesday night, there will be a chance for showers in the Sacramento area that are forecast to continue into Thursday evening, according to the weather service five-day forecast.

Temperature highs will reach 64 degrees on Tuesday, but as the week progresses temperatures will only get colder. Friday night is forecast to be the coldest night with an overnight low of 35 degrees.

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