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Dense fog could impact the morning commute

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Dense fog at the Winthrop Magnet STEM ES in New London. Dense fog at the Winthrop Magnet STEM ES in New London.
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A dense fog advisory is in effect for parts of southern Connecticut.

The advisory is for northern Fairfield, northern Middlesex, northern New Haven and northern New London.

According to the National Weather Service, it’s in place until 10 a.m.

Visibility could be one quarter of a mile or less at times, which could lead to hazardous driving conditions.

The NWS recommended slowing down and using low beam headlights.

“[Thursday] will feature a mix of clouds and sunshine and a light southerly breeze,” said meteorologist Scot Haney. “We are forecasting highs in the middle 60s at the coast and the lower 70s inland.”

With that forecast, it would mark three consecutive days of 70 degree weather.

“A couple of light rain showers will develop [Thursday night] and the sky will be generally cloudy,” Haney said. “Because of the moist southerly flow, temperatures will only bottom out in the 50s.”

A cold front is set to arrive by Friday and bring wind gusts of up to 30 mph in the afternoon and evening.

“That means a lot of leaves will be blowing and it won’t be a good day to rake them up,” Haney said.

Record warm is possible for Friday, but a shower or two can’t be ruled out.

“The record high at Windsor Locks for Nov. 6 is 72 degrees, set in 1959.  The record high in Bridgeport is 70 degrees, set in 1948,” Haney said. “We are forecasting a record 74 degrees at Windsor Locks and a near record of 68 degrees in Bridgeport!”

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