BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge area could see some heavy fog for the Halloween weekend.
Chief Meteorologist Ashley Ruiz said there is a dense fog advisory from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 for East Baton Rouge, St. Helena, East Feliciana, Ascension, Livingston, and Tangipahoa parishes.
Fog will be possible Sunday morning but the forecast could change. The National Weather Service said fog near the marsh fires could be extremely dense which can make driving dangerous.
“Greatest concern is between New Orleans and Baton Rouge as well as the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. Portions of Interstates 12 and 10 as well as the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway are included in that area,” NWS said.
“Visibilities may drop down to 0.25 mile or lower, especially in areas where there is smoke from fires,” Ruiz said.
AAA Public Affairs Specialist Don Redman told BRProud that drivers should use their headlights on low beams when driving in the fog.
“High beams, or bright lights, will only bounce off the fog, causing glare and reducing visibility,” Redman said. “Also, drivers should use their fog lights if their vehicles are equipped with them.”
“Fog usually dissipates a few hours after sunrise. Fog will take a little longer to dissipate in the areas where super fog is present,” Ruiz said.