Travel Alert February 2020: Winter Weather to Affect Midwestern United States

If the midwestern United States is 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 a pair of winter storms.

Travel Alert February 2020: Winter Weather to Affect Midwestern United States

Two winter storms are expected to converge and result in accumulations of snow from eastern Montana all the way to eastern Kansas and central Michigan.

Cities such as Grand Rapids, Chicago, Davenport, Milwaukee, Rockford, and Lansing could receive up to 16 inches of snow in local areas; while up to six inches of snow may accumulate in cities such as Madison and Rapid City. Up to three inches of snow is not out of the question for cities such as Omaha and Detroit.

Meanwhile, torrential rains, thunderstorms, tornado watches, flood watches, and flood warnings continue to plague the southeastern United States and the east coast of the United States. Expect travel to be interrupted in these regions as well.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If the midwestern United States is in your travel plans over the next few days, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to these winter weather systems 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 seven airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

Summary

Additional airlines may issue travel waivers as a result of this winter weather system as it tracks its way eastward across the United States.

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 ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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