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Dense overnight fog giving way to severe thunderstorms

Boats are barely visible in the fog at Gulfport Harbor on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The area’s dense-fog advisory extends until Thursday morning. Visibility is a quarter-mile or less.
Boats are barely visible in the fog at Gulfport Harbor on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The area’s dense-fog advisory extends until Thursday morning. Visibility is a quarter-mile or less. ttisbell@sunherald.com

Thunderstorms, coupled with dense fog, are expected to hit the area Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Showers and possibly severe thunderstorms are expected to bring the Coast 1 to 2 inches of rain Thursday morning. The Thursday daytime high is expected to be about 72 degrees. The Thursday overnight low is expected to be about 60 degrees with an 80 percent chance of rain, which could bring up to a quarter-inch of the wet stuff.

The fog advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday. The NWS expects visibility Thursday morning to be reduced to a quarter-mile or less — and down to a tenth of a mile near water.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution, allowing for additional travel time. Please don’t forget to use low beams and keep plenty of space between your vehicle and the one ahead of you.

Sun Herald reporter Justin Vicory contributed to this report.

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