Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Travel Alert May 2022: Thunderstorms to Affect Eastern United States

Thunder and lightning. Very very frightening?

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.

Travel Alert May 2022: Thunderstorms to Affect Eastern United States

As much as eight inches of rain is expected to fall in some local areas — as well as gusty winds of up to 80 miles per hour and frequent bursts of intense lightning — due to strong thunderstorms which are forecast through Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from western Texas all the way to Maine. Both ample moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and intense heat — which broke records in some areas over the course of this weekend — are helping to fuel these thunderstorms, which will help to temporarily cool down the air before more heat affects the eastern United States.

Expect highways and roadways to be temporarily difficult to navigate in many 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.

Here are two airlines which 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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