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Fog warning lifted, but gloomy days ahead

Foggy conditions on Highway 10 near the Souris River, on Friday morning.

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Foggy conditions on Highway 10 near the Souris River, on Friday morning.

Extreme fog blanketed much of Westman Friday morning, with visibility down to near-zero in some places, but the air was mostly clear by about 9:30 a.m.

Foggy conditions along the Trans-Canada Highway near the Saskatchewan border, Friday morning.

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Foggy conditions along the Trans-Canada Highway near the Saskatchewan border, Friday morning. (MANITOBA HIGHWAYS)

There is less fog along the Trans-Canada Highway near Austin.

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There is less fog along the Trans-Canada Highway near Austin. (MANITOBA HIGHWAYS)

Environment Canada had issued an advisory at about four hours earlier. for most of southwestern Manitoba, saying that overnight snow and rain had tapered off last night but had left behind moist surface conditions in its wake.

With temperatures falling overnight widespread fog developed. Earlier this morning, provincial highway cameras showed thick fog on Highway 10 at the Souris River as well as on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Saskatchewan border. However, conditions have since improved.

Meanwhile, the forecast for the rest of the day calls for clouds and a small chance of showers this morning, with a high of 9ºC this afternoon.

Skies should clear overnight, as temperatures dip to 0ºC, but don't expect them to stay that way. Tomorrow may dawn clear, but increasing cloudiness is expected through the day, with 30 kmh winds, a high of 9ºC and ifnally a good chance of showers in the evening.

Sunday will be cloudy, with continuing shower possibilities and wind. The high will be 8ºC.

Monday should see periods of rain, with a high of 7ºC, but better forecasts follow that.

The Tuesday prediction is for sun, with a high of 8ºC, followed by more sun on Wednesday adn Thursday, along with highs in the mid-teens.

The nomal high for this time of year is 14ºC; the normal low is 1ºC.

The warmest it's ever been on this date was in 1952, when it was 25.6ºC. The coldest ever was in 1956, when it dropped to -11.1ºC

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