Fog, drizzle could hamper visibility on longest night of the year

On the longest night of the year, expect fog and drizzle – lots of it.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of central Kansas late Sunday, saying Kansans should expect low visibility in the fog and drizzle – less than a quarter-mile in some areas and up to three to five miles in other places.

The winter solstice fog “shouldn’t affect travel and should disappear by late morning Monday,” said Robb Lawson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita.

Lawson did not expect temperatures to dip below freezing.

Strong northwest winds Monday afternoon may result in a high fire risk in some grassland areas in north-central Kansas, the weather outlook says.

The high temperatures on Monday are expected to be in the low 50s.