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Travel Alert August 2022: Severe Weather Affects the Northeastern United States

Who’ll stop the rain?

If the northeastern United States is in your travel plans over the next couple of days or so, 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 latest weather system which has been bringing strong thunderstorms to the affected areas.

Travel Alert August 2022: Severe Weather Affects the Northeastern United States

Several inches of torrential rain is expected to fall in some local areas — as well as gusty winds up to 70 miles per hour and frequent bursts of intense lightning — when all is said and done due to a cold front pushing against hot humid air and resulting in strong thunderstorms, which are forecast through today, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from eastern Texas all the way through extreme southern New Hampshire.

This storm system could result in flash flooding, rising rivers, hail, and possible isolated tornadoes. Although cities such as Harrisburg, Memphis, Charlotte, Louisville, Little Rock, Pittsburgh, Jackson, Evansville, Newark, Providence, Hartford, Huntsville, Vicksburg, and Albany will likely be affected by severe weather, cities which are especially at risk include New York, Charleston, Nashville, Richmond, Knoxville, Wilmington, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Roanoke, Atlantic City, Chattanooga, and the District of Columbia.

The good news is that areas of the northeastern United States which have been parched due to drought conditions are expected to benefit from the significant precipitation; and once the aforementioned cold front passes through and the storms clear out and head east, drier and cooler air will prevail.

Travel will definitely be disrupted with either delays or cancellations of flights.

Expect highways and roadways to be temporarily difficult to navigate in some of the affected areas.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to, from, or within the northeastern United States over the next couple of days 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. 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.

Five airlines have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

Final Boarding Call

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 ©2007 by Brian Cohen.

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