@WxMeghanEvans: Gusty winds are causing flight delays at JFK, Newark, and Philadelphia International Airports.
Following tonight's flight delays? FAA's Flight Delay Information
As a "Freshwater Fury" blasts the Great Lakes, gusty winds will lead to flight delays from the Upper Midwest to the South and East into tonight.
While the powerful gusts will drop off during the evening, winds can still cause some problems well into the overnight hours.
The wind will be far-reaching in the northeastern part of the nation and will have ripple-effect delays over much of the U.S.
Gusty winds are howling from Madison and St. Louis southward to Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., and into Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Boston.
Delays of an hour or more with arriving flights are anticipated in Philadelphia and New York's JFK Airport into this evening due to gusty winds.
Wind gusts around the Great Lakes region, including in Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Milwaukee, were topping 40 mph Thursday.
Wind gusts in open areas even into the Tennessee Valley and along the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts from the distant storm can reach or exceed 35 mph into the evening.
Even in places where flights are not significantly delayed, the unstable atmosphere will create a broad area of turbulence, reaching from the central to the eastern part of the United States and neighboring Canada.
The turbulence will be a problem in lower altitudes, especially for local commuter aircraft and for all aircraft during takeoff, landing, ascent and descent.
The storm is essentially becoming a giant vacuum in the atmosphere. The rush of air from surrounding areas into the storm creates the strong flow of wind. The more powerful the vacuum, the stronger the winds get.
Although not as intense, nor as far northwest as the storm that smacked the Great Lakes and sank the Edmund Fitzgerald on Nov. 10, 1975, this storm will still pack a punch for Great Lakes freight and air travel.
The storm will lift northward into northern Quebec, Canada, and weaken by Friday.
As the storm pulls away and weakens, the flow of strong winds will subside and related problems will ease in time for the weekend.
Benign weather is in the offing for the New York City area this weekend before the weather pattern turns wintry for the new week.
Dry conditions and above-normal temperatures are expected for Super Bowl Sunday in Santa Clara, California.
The new week will bring more opportunities for snow to create slick travel in the northeastern United States, including the heavily populated I-95 corridor.
Cold and snow showers are in store for the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday but should not significantly impact voter turnout.
As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers clash for the Super Bowl 50 title in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday, they will do so in one of the most energy-efficient stadiums in the world.
A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook southern Taiwan shortly before 4 a.m. local time on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
East Coast (1978)
Massive Northeaster buried East Coast cities - 18 in. NYC, 16 in. Philadelphia, 14 in. Baltimore. Referred to as the blizzard of '78. It was the worst winter storm in coastal New England history. Monumental surf from hurricane force winds battered the coastline. Boston 27.2 in. snow, near 50 in. in NW Rhode Island. 75 deaths. $500 million damage.
Norfolk, VA (1980)
12.4 inches of snow.
Albuquerque, NM (1986)
6 inches of snow.