CHICAGO (CBS) — Heavy rain and the potential for more severe weather Friday evening has caused more than 1,000 Chicago flights to be canceled.
Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the Chicagoland area thru late tonight (9/27). Airlines at ORD are currently reporting significant delays & have cancelled nearly 400 flights. Check status w/ carrier. @NWSChicago pic.twitter.com/ZSn2uv1Fa2READ MORE: One Person Missing, Three Rescued From Lake Michigan In Evanston Amid Dangerous Rip Currents
— O'Hare Intl. Airport (@fly2ohare) September 27, 2019READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Last Weekend Of Summer May Be Among Nicest
At 11 p.m. 992 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport, and 168Midway International Airport flights were canceled.MORE NEWS: Artists Who Struggled Mightily Amid Pandemic Hope To Make Up For Lost Time At West Loop Art Fest
Average O’Hare delays were 43 minutes, and Midway delays were 21 minutes.