Settle in for another couple of days of foggy conditions. 

"We have this blanket of low cloud and fog," explained Terri Land with Environment Canada, "in a northwest-southeast direction through Saskatchewan. As you drive along up towards Regina and then if you followed along up through Saskatoon and then went on to North Battleford, you would be driving in fog and low cloud the whole time."

She added that this will create reduced visibility but it does get a little clearer during the day.

"And then at night as things cool off, the fog thickens again as we tend to get more of that freezing drizzle in the overnight period. We call it freezing fog because the particles you see are actually liquid particles creating the fog and they'll freeze to anything that's below freezing, which are road surfaces, cars, sidewalks, that type of thing."

"It can be particularly dangerous for driving, not like the widespread freezing rain that happened the other day but certainly the freezing drizzle can cause issues as well as the reduced visibility."

Lang added that it's a lack of a system that is bringing about the foggy conditions. 

"There's no good systems to stir the clouds up or dry it out. There's a ridge of high pressure overtop of Saskatchewan and that makes the air little more stable. But the air on top of that is quite warm and unfortunately, the air right at the surface is really cold so when you combine warm air with cold air, that's when fog develops."

The fog is expected to lift towards Saturday however, don't expect the sun just yet. 

"There are clouds associated with the weather system coming up from the United States. I think it will still be a little bit of time before we see the sun again."

The snow that is expected with the system should hit more of the southwest corner of the province and not here.

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