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Fog, cooler temperatures roll into Southern California

Dense fog shrouds office towers in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday

Southern California was headed for a brief cool-down Wednesday as low clouds and dense fog rolled into several locations.

A dense fog advisory was issued for valley areas in Los Angeles and Ventura counties until 10 a.m.

“There is a weak trough of low pressure moving across the West Coast that is going to create a bit of a cool-down today and tomorrow,” said David Sweet, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. “Temperatures will not be quite as warm as they have been inland.”

Sweet warned of reduced visibility to a quarter of a mile or less, making driving conditions hazardous.

He advised motorists to “drive slowly, use low-beam headlights and leave plenty of distance from the car in front.”

Drivers should also be prepared for wet surfaces in certain locations as a result of “a little drizzle” accompanying the fog, Sweet added.

Temperatures in downtown Los Angeles were not expected to rise above 71 degrees Wednesday and will  hover around the same level Thursday and Friday, Sweet said.

Warmer weather was forecast for Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures rising to the mid-80s.

“If temperatures warm up, it could be quite beautiful at the weekend,” Sweet said.

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Photo: Dense fog shrouds office towers in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday. Credit: John Antczak / Associated Press

 
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