When a winter storm approaches the Chicago area, both local airports are already canceling hundreds of flights.
According to the Chicago Aviation Department, nearly 200 flights have already been canceled at O'Hare International Airport. The delays are still minimal, with an average of less than 15 minutes, but 199 flights have already been canceled before the storm.
It's a similar story at the Midway International Airport, as 109 flights have already been grounded due to the impending storm.
Timeline: what to expect and when with the next winter storm
The snowfall of this weekend could throw between four and eight inches of snow in the city, and the totals could increase even more, since the snow with lake effect is expected to affect the area as the weekend progresses.
It is recommended that travelers verify the status of their flight before going to the airport.