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Central Valley Dense Fog, Mother Lode Freeze Watch

A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for the Northern San Joaquin Valley. It will remain in effect until 10 AM this morning.

Dense fog has developed across portions of the central valley this morning. Visibility of a quarter mile or less will continue at times through mid to late morning.

Additionally, The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for both the Northern San Joaquin Valley and the Mother Lode from late tonight through Wednesday morning.

Temperatures of twenty eight to thirty two degrees are possible late tonight into Wednesday morning. Temperatures this cold may damage plants and pipes, if left unprotected.

In the Sierra Nevada, Highways 108 (Sonora Pass), 120 (Tioga Pass) and 4 (Ebbetts Pass) are closed for the winter. Highway 88 (Carson Pass) is open year round.

A Freeze Watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible. These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation. Take precautions to protect exposed pipes, pets, and livestock.