A system that was pushing ferocious storm cells in a track from Alabama to the mid-Atlantic states brought tornado warnings, watches and delays at Atlanta's airport, a vital national hub.
A tornado warning was in effect Wednesday afternoon near Sylacauga and Alexander City in Alabama, according to the National Weather Service. A watch was in effect at midday Wednesday for north Georgia, including metro Atlanta. Some flights heading into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were being delayed by as much as 90 minutes.
Delays also were reported at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport; LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York; Philadelphia International Airport; and Newark International Airport.