The dense fog that's enveloped the region, including Bethel, has limited visibility to a quarter-mile or less, creating hazardous driving conditions, according to the National Weather Service.
"If driving, slow down ... use your low-beam headlights and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed," the weather service said.
The mild air over the region this afternoon, combined with moisture from this morning's rain is being cooled by the deep snowpack to form the dense fog, according to the NWS.
The NWS forecast has the fog beginning to dissipate after midnight Monday.
Here's the latest forecast:
- Late Afternoon: Areas of drizzle. Widespread dense fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 45. Southwest wind around 9 mph.
- Tonight: Areas of drizzle before 7pm. Widespread dense fog before 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind 8 to 11 mph.
- Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 11 to 17 mph.
- Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. West wind 10 to 13 mph.