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Long Island weather: Dense fog overnight and into Tuesday

A person walks along Stony Brook Harbor in

A person walks along Stony Brook Harbor in Stony Brook on a foggy, rainy Monday morning on March 27, 2017. Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Drivers should take care Tuesday morning, as a dense fog advisory is in effect for Suffolk County from midnight to noon Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

That means visibilities at times will be a quarter of a mile or less. The weather service called on drivers to proceed slowly, switch on low-beam headlights, and leave plenty of room ahead in case a sudden stop is needed.

Nassau is not off the hook either, as the weather service warned in a hazardous weather outlook that fog could become locally dense overnight into Tuesday morning.

“Damp and dreary” conditions continue overnight into Tuesday, said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Matt Hammer, with cloudy skies, more periods of rain and highs of around 57 degrees.

Still, every bout of rain is doing its bit. Last April, Long Island started creeping up the U.S. Drought Monitor’s rankings, moving first to abnormally dry, then to moderate drought, then to severe drought, the result of a precipitation shortfall.

More recently, things began turning around, and with a nudge from a late-winter storm that delivered widespread rain, sleet and snow, the Island as of last week was considered to be back to abnormally dry, the least severe of the monitor’s five categories.

With Lisa Irizarry and William Murphy


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