MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a dense fog and high wind advisory for Marathon, Portage, Waushara, Wood, Shawano and Waupaca counties.
The fog advisory was originally slated to be lifted at noon on Wednesday but is now extended until 6 p.m. on Wednesday. A low pressure system is moving through central Wisconsin and is bringing a bit of a heat wave with it. That combined with the recent snowfall has created some thick fog conditions outside.
Wednesday night at around 9 p.m., a high wind warning will be in effect. The system is expected to bring gusts up to 30 to 40 mph coming out of the southwest with gusts up to 60 or 70 mph.
The wind advisory will last until 9 a.m. on Thursday and could bring a string of thunderstorms that is expected to move through the area sometime between 9 p.m. and midnight.
Ensure that oudoor items such as grills, garbage bins, flower pots or signs are secure or brought inside. The National Weather Service recommends remaining in the lower levels of your home during the wind storm and avoid windows.
Be sure that if you are driving during the fog advisory to have your headlights on and drive slowly where visibility is hindered.
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