More than 1,000 US flights canceled due to severe storms heading northeast


More than 1,000 flights to and from the Northeast have been canceled as storms continued to batter the region over the weekend.

More than 1,160 flights to and from the US were canceled as of Sunday afternoon, with more than 350 of them arriving and departing from Newark Liberty International Airport, according to the online tracker. reported flight.

Severe weather led to ground stops at John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports in New York and Newark airport in New Jersey, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Both airlines announced on Twitter that they were experiencing flight disruptions due to weather conditions and encouraged travelers to check with their airlines before heading to the airport.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain battered the Northeast over the weekend, with the heaviest rain expected to target New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.

The storm system also brought heavy rain to other parts of the Mid-Atlantic, including Virginia and West Virginia, according to the National Weather Service.

Flash flood warnings have been issued for parts of New York, including queens and the bronxand Connecticut, including Danbury.

Significant river flooding is possible along the east coast of New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Some of the highest rainfall totals on record were 6 inches at Bay Shore, New York, and 4 inches at Danbury.

The National Weather Service also issued a tornado watch for parts of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island on Sunday morning until 3 p.m. ET.

Hail up to a half inch in size and wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible in the tornado watch area.

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