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Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Travel Alert July 2022: Thunderstorms Affect Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

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If the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada are 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 July 2022: Thunderstorms Affect Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

Several inches of torrential rain is expected to fall in some local areas — as well as gusty winds up to 75 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, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from extreme northeastern Tennessee all the way through western Maine and southeastern Québec.

This storm system could result in flash flooding, hail, and possible isolated tornadoes. Cities which are especially at risk include Scranton, Burlington, Philadelphia, Albany, Trenton, Binghamton, and Wilkes Barre — although New York, Baltimore, Roanoke, Boston, Charleston, Portland, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Atlantic City, Hartford, Worcester, Harrisburg, Newark, and the District of Columbia may also be affected to a lesser extent.

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 and southeastern Canada 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.

Four 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 ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

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