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Delta Airlines is offering waivers for the Great Lakes region due to weather advisories that may affect Friday travel plans. 

On Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., Delta sent text message and email notifications to travelers planning to fly Friday through Sunday, saying, "Anticipated weather could potentially impact your upcoming travel. If you prefer to change your flight, a weather waiver has been issued and you may rebook by searching for alternate flights through My Trips or the Fly Delta app."

Thursday overnight and throughout Friday, there's a potential for 5 to 9 inches of snow. 

The snow will begin Thursday night accumulating between 5 to 9 inches throughout Friday, said Alex Manion, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's White Lake Township office.

"We'll see a decent amount of accumulation, especially in southern Metro Detroit, where the bulk of snowfall will be," Manion said. "It'll begin to taper off late Friday." 

The snowfall is supposed to be persistent with most of the snowfall in Northern Metro Detroit in Washtenaw, Wayne and southern Livingston, he said. 

Travelers can cancel their trip or if they experience at least a 90-minute delay, they are entitled to a refund for the unused portion of your ticket. Even if the flight is not canceled, passengers are able to rebook and must do so before their flight or by Monday if the flight is canceled. 

Full list of affected cities

  • Akron, OH (CAK)
  • Appleton, WI (ATW)
  • Chicago- Midway,  IL (MDW)
  • Chicago- O Hare, IL (ORD)
  • Cleveland, OH (CLE)
  • Detroit, MI (DTW)
  • Flint, MI (FNT)
  • Fort Wayne, IN (FWA)
  • Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
  • Green Bay, WI (GRB)
  • La Crosse, WI (LSE)
  • Kalamazoo, MI (AZO)
  • Lansing, MI (LAN)
  • Madison, WI (MSN)
  • Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
  • Rochester, MN (RST)
  • Saginaw, MI (MBS)
  • South Bend, IN (SBN)

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