Patchy fog possible again overnight for Charlotte region

Another round of fog is possible overnight for the Charlotte region, after dense fog dropped visibilities to near zero Tuesday morning in parts of the area.

The fog slowed the morning commute to a crawl and might have been responsible for several collisions scattered around the region, according to police.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Tomko said Tuesday afternoon that similar conditions will be in place Wednesday morning, although computer-generated forecasts indicate the fog might not be as dense or as widespread.

Tomko said Wednesday’s weather will be similar to Tuesday’s in another way – plenty of late-morning and afternoon sunshine and warm temperatures. Readings were in the low 80s in Charlotte on Tuesday afternoon, and Tomko said October will arrive with more of the same for Wednesday and Thursday. Highs should be in the low 80s each day, he said.

The average high temperature at this time of year in Charlotte is 77 degrees.

A change is expected Friday, when a rather vigorous cold front is forecast to cross the area. Showers and thunderstorms are likely with the front’s passage, and forecasters said the Charlotte region could get a real taste of autumn weather behind the front this weekend.

High temperatures are not expected to climb out of the upper 60s Saturday, despite a return of sunshine. Morning lows Sunday are predicted to be in the mid to upper 40s, and Sunday’s highs are only forecast to be around 70 degrees in Charlotte.