By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – A bank of low clouds and fog pushed into northeast Colorado early Saturday morning. In some areas the fog reduced the visibility to under a quarter of a mile.

Area visibility reports as of 8:45 a.m. on Saturday.

Area visibility reports as of 8:45 a.m. on Saturday.

The fog was impacting flights in and out of Denver International Airport. The FAA issued a ground stop until 9 a.m. and was reporting flight delays that were an hour or longer.

The flight tracking website showed some airborne planes circling in a holding pattern due to the low visibility. The twitter account for the airport posted that some planes could potentially be diverted to other locations.

Blue planes showed flights arriving into DIA early Saturday (credit:

The CBS4 Morning Show had a great view of the fog bank Saturday morning from the camera on Lookout Mountain. It was a shallow bank of fog with clear sky and full sunshine above it.

The strong April sun will help mix the lower part of the atmosphere over the next few hours and by mid to late morning the fog will dissipate. Mostly sunny skies are expected by early afternoon with mid and high clouds moving in by this evening.

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Chris Spears