You may want to get used to a foggy commute to work in the morning. The morning fog has blanketed the southeast for a number of days now and it doesn't look like its' going to end anytime soon. 

"What's happening," explained Regional Meteorologist, Terry Laing, "is because the temperatures are so close to freezing during the day, usually above freezing, we're seeing a lot of melting in the lower levels and that brings a lot of moisture out. Then at night, the temperature drops, we have an inversion that forms overnight and what that is, is it's kind of like a lid on the atmosphere and it doesn't allow the moisture to leave. So it traps all the moisture and then we get the fog."

"We keep seeing that over and over again just because of the way the temperatures have been hovering right around zero for the past couple weeks."

She adds that fog at this time of year is common but not usually for this long.

"It can happen. Often we don't see it as much in Saskatchewan just because we tend to be drier and it's been quite a dry winter up until the last few weeks until we got that one particular snowstorm."

"Often we see it off and on during the winter and it's especially prevalent in the spring because we are seeing that melting and because we got that extra snow we seem to be seeing it a lot more."

She added that it may be sticking around for a bit longer. 

"We have an arctic ridge coming down. It's really going to drop the temperatures but what it's also going to do is because the arctic air tends to be really stable, we get a really, really strong inversion and that tends to trap the moisture in the low levels so we might be seeing a lot more of in over the next week or so."

"When we get winds, we tend to see the lower levels being mixed and the fog does disappear in the mornings plus the sun is strong enough now it can burn that fog off but I think over the next at least few days and into the next week, we're going to be seeing a fair amount of it."

Laing adds that in addition to low visibility being a safety concern while driving, fog can also lead to pavement frost. 

"There is a danger to it because, and you usually see it on the trees, it's called rime icing and that's where the moisture that's floating around tends to freeze onto things like your car and you have to scrape your car, but it also freezes onto the roads. That can make a lot of pavement frost so it can make the roads quite slippery. It looks pretty but it's quite dangerous."

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