Looks like Thursday and Friday will be days to avoid flying, if possible, in the eastern half of the U.S.
As far as I can tell "waivers" have not been issued, so you would have to pay a change fee to leave earlier or later. Keep checking your airline's web site. If you have to travel to, from, or through these cities, I would urge you to see if there is an earlier flight you can standby for.
You'll recall that last week at this time the meteorological blogosphere was lit up with excitement about how prospective Hurricane Ernesto was going to hit Texas as an intense hurricane. As it turns out, Ernesto went ashore in the southeast Yucatan about midnight last night.
This morning, one of the forecast models is showing a hurricane moving ashore in the East in two weeks. I have one word: Relax! This model forecasts five of every two actual hurricanes and the likelihood that it is correct two weeks out is quite small.
Stunning New Images of Earth
There is a new satellite up that produces stunningly beautiful satellite images of earth. They are so high resolution that I don't want to post a photo because it would not do justice to the zoom images. So, here is the link. Click on it then zoom in. Enjoy!