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Fog Fouls Flights

November 21, 2012; 8:25 AM ET

Wednesday 10 a.m.

Dense fog has been ruining travel plans in parts of the Midwest this morning, with hours-long delays and many cancellations of flights to and through Chicago. At this time of year, there is much less solar energy available to help evaporate the fog and lift ground-level temperatures above the saturation point. The National Weather Service issued dense fog advisories that run right to lunchtime.

In the Northeast, it is a fine day, and Thanksgiving Day will feature sunshine (although the day may start foggy). Temperatures tomorrow will climb into the 50s across New England and even higher farther south.

A cold front that crosses the Great Lakes Friday will speed well off the East coast Saturday. The cold flow behind the front will set up snow flurries and heavier squalls downwind from the Great Lakes in the Appalachians, and it would not be surprising to see some flakes in the I95 corridor for a short time.

Looking ahead to next week, cold air will be widespread across Canada. However, separate upper air current will run from the Pacific eastward across the United States. Passing storms will tap into cold air as they move past each place, but mild air flowing northward ahead of the storms seems likely to prevent any major snowfalls in the Middle Atlantic States anytime soon.

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Elliot Abrams
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