Travel Alert October 2018: Rainy Weather to Affect Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

Remember Hurricane Willa? I wrote in this article on Monday, October 22, 2018 that “Some forecasts call for this combined storm to become a nor’easter by the time it reaches the northeastern United States this coming weekend — and it could bring snow with it in some areas — but confirming that this will happen is too early at this time.”

Travel Alert October 2018: Rainy Weather to Affect Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

Remnants of that tropical system did indeed merge with another storm system and is currently over the southeastern United States, bringing with it heavy rainfall.

An icy mix of precipitation is predicted for cities in northern New England and southeastern Canada — such as Burlington, Plattsburgh, Montréal and Québec City — while heavier rain is expected in cities such as Pittsburgh, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Providence, Worcester, Newark, Baltimore, Hartford, Albany, Richmond, Atlantic City, Toronto, Norfolk, Wilmington and the District of Columbia. Localized flooding and coastal flooding may be a result of the deluge of rain which is expected to inundate the aforementioned areas.

Wind gusts are expected to reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour — especially north of New Jersey. This means that electrical power outages are possible; and some trees are likely to fall.

Fortunately, the effects of this storm should not be significant due to the fact that it is moving fast; and although snow could occur in the northernmost areas which will be affected by this weather system, accumulations will be minimal.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to, from or through the northeastern United States or southeastern Canada, 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. If you are driving in any of the affected areas, watch out for deteriorating weather conditions and traffic problems.

Here are five airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:


Do not be surprised if more airlines offer travel waivers for additional airports as a result of this system of inclement weather.

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 ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

2 thoughts on “Travel Alert October 2018: Rainy Weather to Affect Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada”

  1. Cyberthum says:

    Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Matt Adams says:

    Oh your post have a perfect timing. Thanks, actually I am planning to travel with my family.

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