Weather on East Coast may delay SFO flights

October 29, 2011 11:52:43 AM PDT
Inclement weather battering the East Coast could put a damper on travel plans for those in the Bay Area.

Travelers taking to the sky today from San Francisco International Airport may want to check the status of their flight before heading to the terminal, according to airport officials.

Nancy Parker, an SFO duty manager, said this morning that New York and Philadelphia airports have delays of two to three hours for both departing and arriving flights.

A Federal Aviation Administration website states that Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, La Guardia Airport and Philadelphia International Airport are experiencing delays because of low ceilings, snow and ice.

As of 10:30 a.m., delays had yet to directly impact flights arriving at SFO, but Parker said that conditions could change throughout the day and that travelers should prepare for delays.

"I'm sure as the day goes on we will start to see delays from those airports," she said.

According to the National Weather Service, today's forecast for New York calls for rain and show -- with possible thunder -- throughout the afternoon and evening, tapering off around 2 a.m.

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