Travel Alert August 2018: Storm to Affect Greater New York Metropolitan Area

If the greater New York metropolitan area and parts of the northeastern United States are in your travel plans over the next few days, 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 the effects resulting from one significant storm.

Travel Alert August 2018: Storm to Affect Greater New York Metropolitan Area

In addition to the greater New York metropolitan area, cities which are expected to experience as much as five inches of rain in local areas within the next few days include Boston, Montréal, the District of Columbia, Hartford, Virginia Beach, Syracuse, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Portland, Baltimore, Providence, Albany, Burlington and Wilmington.

Which Wilmington, you might ask — North Carolina, Delaware or Massachusetts? Yes to all three of them.

A flash flood watch and a coastal flood advisory have been issued for the greater New York metropolitan area. Additionally, wind gusts from local thunderstorms are expected and may cause some damage. Power outages are possible as a result.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to the greater New York metropolitan area and parts of the northeastern United States over the next few days, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this weather system which may adversely 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 these areas, watch out for deteriorating weather conditions and traffic problems.

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

Summary

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.

Source: National Weather Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.

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