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STORM SHOULD CLEAR FOG - UNTIL THE NEXT BATCH COMES

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A dense fog advisory was in effect throughout northern Utah early Wednesday, but a weak storm system, expected to be the last one in 1989, should begin moving through Utah early Thursday, giving the state some temporary fog relief, says Bill Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service.

Visibility in the valleys of Salt Lake and Davis counties actually improved as the denser fog banks worked their way into the bench areas, leaving a thin coating of ice on vegetation and roadways.At Hill Air Force Base, visibility was down to zero as the thick fog hugged the ground. At Salt Lake International Airport, visibility ranged between three-quarters and one-quarter of a mile overnight.

Alder said the storm front should move into northern Utah early Thursday, bringing with it the chance of scattered snow flurries in the valleys with heavier snowfalls in the mountain areas. The system is expected to move into the southern part of the state by late afternoon.

Friday should find the fog gone and skies clearing and a new high-pressure system that will bring - you guessed it - another round of fog.

Overnight lows were in the teens in most areas, although Randolph dropped to -5 degrees and Richfield, Green River and Delta dipped to 6 degrees. At the airport, the overnight low was 19.