Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Travel Alert May 2022: Severe Weather Affects Eastern United States

More airlines issue travel waivers.

If the eastern 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 will bring strong thunderstorms to the affected areas; and more airlines have either issued or revised travel waivers as a result.

Travel Alert May 2022: Severe Weather Affects Eastern United States

As much as nine inches of rain is expected to fall in some local areas — as well as potentially damaging gusty winds of up to 80 miles per hour and frequent bursts of intense lightning — due to strong thunderstorms which are forecast through Saturday, May 28, 2022 from extreme southeastern Louisiana all the way to extreme southwestern Vermont.

This storm system — which is moving slowly eastward across the United States — could result in flash flooding, hail, and isolated tornadoes. However, the rain will benefit some areas which have been experiencing drought conditions recently.

Travel will definitely be disrupted with either delays or cancellations of flights, which will be all the more compounded by the Memorial Day holiday weekend when more passengers than usual plan to fly to their destinations.

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 eastern 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.

Seven 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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