Travel Alert December 2018: Inclement Weather to Affect New York Metropolitan Area

If the greater metropolitan area of New York is in your travel plans over the next day or two, 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.

Travel Alert December 2018: Inclement Weather to Affect New York Metropolitan Area

As much as four inches of rain may fall in some areas of the greater metropolitan area of New York, which includes the five boroughs of New York City; Long Island; northern and central New Jersey; the southernmost counties of New York State which include Westchester and Rockland counties; and southwestern Connecticut.

A flood watch — which was issued by the National Weather Service of the United States — is in effect until 1:00 on Saturday morning, December 22, 2018.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to or from the greater metropolitan area of New York 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. 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

Even though other airlines have not officially issued travel waivers, that does not mean that you will not experience delays or irregular operations if you are a passenger on one of the airplanes which they operate either to or from the greater New York metropolitan area; so keep yourself updated and informed pertaining to the latest weather information.

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.

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