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Thick fog blankets southern Ontario


Click on the photo for more images of the thick fog across the region
Click on the photo for more images of the thick fog across the region

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

October 25, 2010 — Unsettled weather combined with a warm push of air left much of southern Ontario covered by dense fog Monday morning.

Thick fog reduces visibility on the road
Thick fog reduces visibility on the road

The thick fog that settled over southern Ontario Sunday afternoon managed to stick around through the evening and overnight hours.

It was enough for Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement early Monday morning warning drivers of near zero visibility on the roads between Georgian Bay and Lake Ontario.

According to The Weather Network's meteorologist Gerald Cheng, the thick grey mist is all thanks to a warm front. The rain from Saturday, mixed with the warm push of air is bringing the fog.

The good news though is that once the winds change direction, residents can expect some improved visibility.

As the winds begin to shift to the southeast later this afternoon, that will help temperatures rise into the upper teens and the fog will begin to burn off, says Cheng.

Chance of thunderstorms across the region Monday
Chance of thunderstorms across the region Monday

We're calling for a daytime high of 18C in the city of Toronto today. And while these mild conditions will help to break up the fog, it will also be a key ingredient for some non-severe thunderstorms.

Residents can expect to feel above seasonal temperatures for the next couple of days, but the risk for more unsettled weather remains in place as well.

A major system will begin to move in on Tuesday making for a damp and dreary day. The southwest flow behind the cold front however, will help to keep temperatures mild through Wednesday, notes Cheng.

To stay up-to-date on the weather in your area, head to our Ontario Cities Index. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV as your local forecast comes up at the top and bottom of each hour. .

With files from Lisa Varano and Rayna Taylor

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