Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Severe Weather to Impact Northeastern United States: May 2024 Travel Alert

Memorial Day will unfortunately be a washout for many people.

Consider ensuring that you have alternate plans ready to be implemented in case your travels are adversely affected because of a dangerously strong system causing severe weather to impact the northeastern United States May 2024.

Severe Weather to Impact Northeastern United States: May 2024 Travel Alert

The following statement is currently posted at the official Internet web site of the National Weather Service of the United States:

Severe Weather and Excessive Rain in the Ohio and Tennessee Valley; Dangerous Heat in the South

Widespread strong to severe thunderstorms may produce large hail, damaging wind gusts, a few tornadoes, and flash flooding across parts of the lower Missouri Valley into the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Dangerous and potentially record-breaking heat continues across parts of Texas, the western Gulf Coast, southern Florida, and Puerto Rico.

That weather in the Ohio Valley and Tennessee Valley will be moving into the northeastern United States as soon as tomorrow, Monday, May 27, 2024.

a map of the united states
Source: National Weather Service of the United States.

Although severe weather is forecast to occur from northeastern Georgia to southern Québec, the area from central North Carolina to central New York State has the greatest chance of experiencing hail, flash flooding, wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour, and even isolated tornadoes in some areas.

Travel will be affected accordingly.

Tornado warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service for portions of Kentucky and Indiana and are currently in effect until 10:00 in the evening Central Daylight Time.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to, from, or within the northeastern 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 severe 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 five airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

Final Boarding Call

Do not be surprised to see additional airlines issue travel waivers — as well as existing travel waivers being extended — as this severe weather system progresses towards the east.

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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