A summer storm has delayed dozens of flights outbound from Tampa International Airport, but as of 11:30 a.m., no flights have been cancelled.
Airport spokeswoman Janet Zink said it appears at least 48 outbound flights are delayed, but only by about an hour. “Both arrivals and departures are delayed, from all over the country,” she said.
“We’ve got a frontal boundary draped between northern Florida and us,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Rodney Wynn, based in the Ruskin office.
“A steady flow of showers and storms are moving in from the west-southwest. This is a cold front associated with a low pressure system to the north,” Wynn said.
“We’re going to see a steady flow” of the same kind of weather throughout the afternoon, he said. “That was a pretty heavy one that went through just now, but they will be steadily flowing in from the Gulf throughout day.”