Thunderstorms near New York have caused significant delays at New York and Philadelphia airports on Sunday afternoon that could last through the end of the day.
According to FlightAware, there are hundreds of flight delays as of 5:30 p.m. at each of Newark (233), LaGuardia (429), JFK International (348), Philadelphia (214), and other airports due to thunderstorms moving through the area.
Due to the weather, the Federal Aviation Association has issued ground stops at all those airports. According to the latest from FAA, here’s the situation as of 5:30 p.m. EST:
- Newark Liberty International has a ground stop due to thunderstorms until 6:15 p.m. in addition to ground delays of more than three hours through 9:59 p.m. That ground delay could be lifted earlier than that, but travelers should still expect heavy delays through Sunday night.
- JFK International Airport has a ground stop due to thunderstorms until 6 p.m.
- LaGuardia has a ground stop due to thunderstorms until 6 p.m. and a ground delay until midnight that’s averaging more than two-and-a-half hours.
- Philadelphia International has a ground stop due to thunderstorms until 6 p.m. and a ground delay, an average of 20 minutes, through until 8 p.m.
All airports are advising passengers to check with their airlines before heading to the airport, as the delays could turn into cancellations should the weather continue to impact flight schedules.
“Weather conditions have caused LGA Airport flight disruptions. Check with your airline to determine the status of your flight,” LaGuardia said in a message to travelers.
“Weather is impacting flights at #PHLAirport. Please check with your airlines for current flight information,” the Philadelphia airport said in a statement to its guests.
Outside of the New York and Philadelphia area airports, Detroit Metro Airport is also under a ground stop until 6 p.m. due to thunderstorms.