Foggy morning prompts advisory for London, Ont. region

Dense, near-zero visibility fog in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Les Knight, Global News

UPDATE: The fog advisory was lifted at 1:15 p.m. Thursday. 

A fog advisory is in effect for London, Ont., Parkhill and eastern Middlesex County on Thursday with officials warning of potential visibility issues.

Environment Canada issued the advisory, stating that the fog is expected to clear in the afternoon. The advisory initially covered all of Middlesex County but was lifted for Strathroy, Komoka and western Middlesex County shortly after noon.

In addition to reduced visibility within dense fog, officials state that it’s possible areas of black ice could form due to the fog and freezing temperatures.

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As of 8 a.m. Thursday, the national weather agency was reporting “freezing fog” in London and a temperature of -1 C. The high is expected to reach 2 C, with an overnight low of -8 C.

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The forecast calls for the fog to dissipate throughout Thursday morning, followed by a cloudy afternoon.

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