Severe thunderstorms are causing significant delays to flight operations at several airports as of 22:00 (local time) on Sunday, August 18. Average inbound and outbound delays of over 120 minutes have been reported at New York LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark Liberty International (EWR) airports, as well as average outbound delays of up to 120 minutes at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), according to flightradar24.com.
Lingering flight delays are to be expected at the affected airports in the coming hours, as well as possible further flight cancelations.
Individuals flying via the aforementioned airports are advised to monitor developments, prepare for lingering flight delays and cancelations, and contact their airline for more information.
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