Travel Alert April 2019: Inclement Weather to Affect Northeastern United States

If the northeastern United States is in your travel plans over this coming Easter and Passover holiday weekend, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to inclement weather.

Travel Alert April 2019: Inclement Weather to Affect Northeastern United States

A weather system will inundate much of the northeastern United States and extreme southeastern Canada with significant precipitation this weekend — bringing the threats of thunderstorms with up to four inches of rain in local areas, flash flooding, gusty winds and limited visibility; and possibly resulting in downed power lines, toppled trees, and roadways littered with branches, leaves and other debris. Some of the storms may be severe.

Cities within the affected area include New York, Providence, Portland, Syracuse, Baltimore, Manchester, Pittsburgh, Hartford, Dover, Boston, Charleston, Albany, Philadelphia, New Haven, Bangor, Worcester, Newark, Burlington, Montréal, and the District of Columbia.

If you are attending Easter services outside in the northeastern United States on Sunday morning, April 21, 2019, you might experience the tail end of the precipitation with light rain, drizzle or showers — if you are fortunate enough, the sun will peek through — and you will likely be standing on ground which is saturated with water.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If the northeastern United States is in your travel plans over the holiday weekend, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to the inclement weather which may affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary. If you are driving in any of the affected areas, watch out for deteriorating weather conditions and traffic problems.

Here are two airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

Summary

Expect additional travel alerts to be issued by airlines — especially American Airlines, which has not yet issued any travel alerts at the time this article was written.

Be sure to contact your airline or transportation provider for the latest information pertaining to your travels — if they are adversely affected — and please: travel safely.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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