PENDLETON, Oregon – The fog at lower elevations is expected to stick around for a few more days.
This combination of warmer air aloft with very light winds contributes to a strong inversion setting up and increasing areas of fog and low clouds,” meteorologist Dennis Hull said.
An air stagnation advisory has been issued for the area through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Hull says motorists should also be alert for black ice conditions, because of cooler temperatures.
“Once the fog and low clouds set up, we’ll likely see below normal daytime temperatures area wide,” he said.
The National Weather Service forecasts that once the fog lifts, we’ll still have clouds and could see rain and freezing rain Wednesday night and Thursday.
Air quality is expected to be poor through Wednesday. State air quality agencies strongly recommend that residential wood burning devices be used only when absolutely necessary during air stagnation advisories. People with respiratory ailments should follow their physicians’ advice for dealing with high levels of air pollution.