Dense Fog Blankets Region, Delays Commute

The thick, pea soup-like air is reducing visibility to less than half a mile in some spots

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    Chris CImino's morning forecast for Wednesday, October 3. (Published Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012)

    Motorists across the tri-state area are facing slower than normal commutes due to dense fog blanketing the region.

    The thick, pea soup-like air is reducing visibility to less than half a mile in some spots and drivers are advised to leave plenty of distance between vehicles. Area airports are also experiencing delays.

    The fog, mist and drizzle making for a dreary morning is expected to lighten up over the next few hours, giving way to a mostly cloudy afternoon with passing showers, meteorologists say. Highs are expected to cap out in the lower 70s.

    Patches of fog and drizzle are expected to return to the area overnight. Forecasters expect a murky start to Thursday with a brief glimpse of sunshine around midday before more showers and storms move in by afternoon.

    Lingering clouds and showers are expected to clear out Thursday night. Expect a beautiful end to the work week Friday with sunny skies and highs around 80.

    Tri-state residents are advised to enjoy the summery temperatures while they last. A chill moves in over the weekend with highs only reaching the upper 50s. Temperatures stay cool going into next week, with highs around 60 degrees.

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