Even as rain from Nate is backing up flights in the southeastern United States, the first snow of the season is disrupting travel through the Denver area.
According to the latest forecast from Accuweather, several inches of snow already accumulated across the northern Rockies Sunday night. The snow is set to move southeast through Wyoming and Colorado, bringing a total of three to six inches along the 1-25 corridor from Denver into Wyoming. Temperatures are also expected to plunge into the 30s throughout the area Monday, and gusty winds could cause whiteout conditions at times, making the roadways hazardous. Monday night, fresh snow cover and calmer winds could lead to a hard freeze, with temperatures dropping into the 10s and 20s.
The foul weather is forcing a number of airlines to issue flight waivers for customers flying through Denver.
American Airlines customers scheduled to fly through October 9 can rebook through October 12 between the same city pair in the same cabin (or pay the difference).
Delta customers scheduled to travel through October 9 can rebook for travel to begin no later than October 12, with the new ticket to be reissued on or before that date.
United Airlines customers scheduled to fly through October 9 can rebook through October 11, between the same city pair in the originally ticketed cabin.