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Weather could impact holiday travel; 4.6 million approaching during Chicago airports – WLS

Strong-to-severe storms are approaching to pass by a Chicago area Wednesday during a bustling holiday transport rush.

WATCH: ABC7 First Alert Weather Forecast

The biggest hazard of serious continue is Wednesday afternoon and evening, ABC7 Meteorologist Phil Schwarz said. Winds will be intensely strong.

“We don’t have any watches or warnings in a area,” Schwarz pronounced during 11:30 a.m. “We do have some showers and thunderstorms relocating through. We’ve seen some good downpours in a city.”

A Tornado Warning for Livingston County lapsed Wednesday during 11: 15 a.m. The biggest threats are high winds and lightning. Schwarz pronounced he “can’t order out a tornado, though this is not a ideal setup” for one to form.

The biggest hazard for serious continue is approaching between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. with a area south of a city many approaching to get hit. Winds will be intensely clever this afternoon and night, that could impact transport during Chicago’s airports.


Weather conditions opposite a nation are impacting travelers as a strongest storms pierce opposite a southern partial of a U.S. Forecasters warned of a “particularly dangerous situation” as they released new hurricane watches for vast swaths of Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. The charge complement is relocating easterly opposite a South on Wednesday and has killed one chairman in Arkansas.

The inhabitant Storm Prediction Center pronounced a biggest risk for a few “intense, long-tracked tornadoes” will be by Wednesday night.

At O’Hare International Airport, delays of an hour are reported while normal operations continue during Midway International Airport. More than 4.6 million people are approaching to pass by O’Hare and Midway airports during a holidays. O’Hare is awaiting an 8-percent boost over final year while Midway will see a 1-percent burst in travelers.

Chicago Department of Aviation Spokeswoman Karen Pride pronounced travelers should get to a airfield dual hours before domestic flights and 3 hours before general flights. Security lines could be prolonged during both airports.

“It’s flattering most madness. There’s a ton of people here. No direction. So we’re going with a flow,” traveler Greg Harmon said.

“We’re awaiting some continue today, though we’re gripping an eye on it. And we’re doing OK so far,” Leslie Scott, American Airlines spokeswoman, said.

On a road, AAA expects even some-more drivers than common during this time of year due to warmer continue and cheaper gas prices.

Article source: http://abc7chicago.com/travel/weather-could-impact-holiday-travel-wednesday/1133309/

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