O'Hare flights canceled due to fog advisory

Date: May 6, 2015 | Category:

According to a tweet from Jordan Owen of the Chicago Sun-Times wire, as of 10:30 a.m. on May 6, over 110 flights had been canceled at Midway and over 20 at O'Hare because of fog.

Chicago was under a dense fog advisory until 11 a.m., May 6, according to The Weather Channel. As the temperature rises throughout the day to the high of 65 degrees Fahrenheit, expected to occur between 3 and 4 p.m., the fog will dissipate. 

The Windy City has been under a thick, rolling blanket of fog for over 24 hours. Travelers must take caution driving through the mist as it can make visibility difficult and roads wet. 

The weather in Chicago is forecast to take a turn for the better with a high of 83 degrees Fahrenheit for Thursday, 82 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday and back into the mid-60's for the weekend.

Chicago's location on the shores of Lake Michigan makes it particularly susceptible to bouts of fog as they roll in off the lake. Flights may be canceled or delayed due to this weather condition as it is nearly impossible to spot the runway and navigate through the low visibility.