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WEATHER: Fog Thursday morning

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Patchy dense fog rapidly developed early this Thursday morning in central Virginia as a result of mostly clear skies aloft, recent scattered storms and humid conditions, light winds, and a stalled surface front. That stationary front is draped across central Virginia southwest of I-64, and we are seeing the worst visibilities occur generally within 50 miles of that boundary, dropping below a mile. Please use caution on your commute this morning, remaining aware of the most fog-prone areas: agricultural areas, low-lying spots, and along waterways. Use your low-beam headlights, even after sunrise while the fog lingers through at least mid-morning.

Here is a photo taken by Meteorologist Carrie Rose at 6 a.m. as the fog deck descended upon the Richmond skyline, and also obscuring the tip of our WTVR tower, which stands 843 feet tall.

PHOTO: Carrie Rose, May 3, 2012

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The visible satellite image captured a snapshot of the fog over central Virginia (circled in blue).

Fog will gradually mix out later this morning, but the stalled surface boundary is keeping winds light and slowing this process despite ample sunshine aloft (you can see the clear skies in southwest Virginia and North Carolina).

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Meteorologist Carrie Rose
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