WSJ: 3,000 US Delayed Flights This Weekend

WSJ headline: Airline Delays and Cancellations Hobble July Fourth Weekend Travel

Sub-headline: More than 3,000 flights were delayed as of Saturday afternoon as a tropical storm moves in off the coast of South Carolina.

Flight delays continued into the start of the long July Fourth weekend as more than 600 U.S. flights were canceled by midday Saturday and more than 3,000 were delayed, according to FlightAware.

Thunderstorms are affecting flights on the East Coast and parts of the Midwest, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

A tropical storm moving near the coast of South Carolina is affecting flights in the region, according to the Aviation Weather Center. The storm, Tropical Storm Colin, is expected to produce heavy rains along the Carolina coast, the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Northern Plains, according to the National Weather Service.

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