Fog will persist until Sunday

Environment Canada warns that fog will remain over the Cranbrook area until Sunday

Thick fog has blanketed the Cranbrook area most mornings this week

Thick fog has blanketed the Cranbrook area most mornings this week

Take care on the East Kootenay’s highways this week as morning fog will persist until Sunday, meteorologists are warning.

The fog and low cloud the Cranbrook area has experienced this week is caused by a strong ridge of high pressure that has stalled over British Columbia, Environment Canada said in a weather alert issued Wednesday, October 23.

“Under this ridge stagnant weather conditions have led to extensive fog and low cloud as well as areas of patchy drizzle through many of the British Columbia Interior valleys,” reads the alert.

“Daytime heating will allow the fog and low cloud to give way to sunny afternoons in many regions, but it is expected to reform during the cool overnight hours.”

The weather pattern is expected to shift this weekend, bringing an end to the foggy weather by Sunday.

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Motorists are encouraged to allow more time for travel, increase following distance, and slow down when driving in foggy conditions.”

To monitor the latest forecasts and weather warnings from Environment Canada, visit www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.