Travel Alert August 2019: Inclement Weather to Impact Northeastern United States

If the northeastern United States is in your immediate travel plans, 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 of significant precipitation resulting from a storm system.

Travel Alert August 2019: Inclement Weather to Impact Northeastern United States

Two cold fronts will usher in thunderstorms — some of them severe — from extreme northeastern Tennessee and the northern third of North Carolina to northern Maine; but the severe thunderstorms are expected to be more significant and numerous from the eastern half of Virginia to the western two-thirds of Connecticut and as far west as southeastern Pennsylvania and the easternmost tip of West Virginia.

Cities which are expected to experience the stormiest weather — which could bring frequent lighting, localized flash flooding, possible hail and damaging wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour — include New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, Wilmington, Baltimore, Harrisburg, Newark, Hartford, and the District of Columbia.

Other cities which may see fewer severe thunderstorms include Portland, Wheeling, Providence, Roanoke, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Boston, Charleston, Burlington, Albany and Worcestor.

Once the severe thunderstorms move through overnight into tomorrow, Thursday, August 8, 2015, cooler air with less humidity will prevail in the northeastern United States.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to or from the northeastern United States over the next day or so, 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. 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 five airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:


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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