Another cold night is in store for Durango, and there’s a dense fog advisory as well.
The National Weather Service is calling for an overnight low of 4 degrees – that’s at least a few degrees warmer than the overnight low of minus 4 in the early hours of Tuesday.
A dense fog advisory is in effect from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 11 a.m. Wednesday, limiting visibility to a quarter mile at times. The weather service cautioned motorists to drive slower and leave plenty of room in between vehicles on the road. The advisory includes Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio and Pagosa Springs.
Joe Ramey, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, added that snow could return to the area on Thursday into Friday, but major accumulations aren’t expected. He said another storm system is forecast on Sunday.
Will there be any break to the freezing temperatures?
“If you can get a cold front to stir up the cold temperatures out of the valleys, temperatures could rise,” Ramey said. “Into the weekend, we’re potentially looking at high temperatures possibly climbing into the low 30s.”
Durango isn’t the only place suffering from the cold.
In San Diego, weather service meteorological technician Larissa Johnson said the mid-40 degree temperatures Tuesday morning were a little bit cool for the season.
“We’ve been a little below here, but right now it’s 53 degrees in San Diego,” Johnson said. “I’m wearing my coat but that’s because I came from Hawaii.”
Even Miami is suffering from a cold front, with highs in the upper 60s.
“It’s a little bit colder than normal,” weather service meteorologist Dave Ross said. “We’re waiting for the clouds to break at this point to get some of that daytime heat.”
And when they do, temperatures there will return to normal, with highs in the mid-70s and sunny skies.