Freezing fog to shroud Wichita and large swath of Kansas

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing fog advisory for 26 counties in central and southeast Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

The advisory stretches from 9 p.m. today to 10 a.m. Wednesday. Streets and bridges could become glazed with ice – particularly elevated portions – as a result of the fog, forecasters warn.

“Roadways will become very slick tonight,” the advisory warns.

Visibility could be reduced to less than a quarter-mile at times during the advisory.

I’m told the abundant sunshine this afternoon in the Wichita area is likely to delay the onset of the fog until late tonight or even early Wednesday morning, but the advisory was set to begin at 9 p.m. as a precaution.