More than 560 flights have been delayed and more than 180 flights have been canceled into and out of the U.S. Thursday morning, amid severe weather warnings ahead of the busy Easter and Passover travel weekend.
The U.S. city with the most cancellations is Dallas, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware, with 91 flights cancelled so far at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field. Southwest Airlines has the most delays and cancellations, with 76 flights cancelled and 164 delayed.
Airlines canceled more than 365 flights in and out of Dallas airports Wednesday night as storms moved in to the area.
“#Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, #tornadoes and #flooding rain will sweep from the South to the East through Friday night,” The Weather Channel posted on Twitter on Thursday morning.
And the National Weather Service warned on its website: “A slight and enhanced risk of severe storms capable of tornadoes and extensive wind damage is expected across the central Gulf Coast states, South and Tennessee Valley; especially in Louisiana and Mississippi. Excessive rain is possible from the central Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley.”
Travelers should continue to monitor their flight status as the day (and weekend) continues.
Contributing: Julia Thompson
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