If you're traveling over the next week, be ready to drive through foggy conditions east of the Cascade mountains.
KENNEWICK, WA - If you're traveling over the next week, be ready to drive through foggy conditions east of the Cascade mountains.
The National Weather Service says drivers can expect limited visibility for the next few days, especially during the overnight and early morning hours.
"We do have an area of high pressure that continues over the region and this is strengthening the inversions, or when you have cold air trapped near the surface of the earth and warmer air above it," says Marilyn Lohmann, a forecaster for the National Weather Service office in Pendleton. "Underneath these inversions we do tend to see the fog occur and that will continue to spread and increase across the region over the next few days."
Commuters need to watch for slick streets too as icy conditions may develop on roads closest to the Snake and Columbia rivers.
Troopers from Washington State Patrol say to give yourself extra time to get to your destination when it's foggy outside, and leave extra space between your car and others when on the roads.