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Flights Delayed, Canceled at South Florida Airports Due to Bad Weather

Airport officials said the main cause was thunderstorms in central Florida expected to be approaching the South Florida area on Saturday night

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Travelers at South Florida airports are preparing for their flights to be delayed and even canceled Saturday due to expected bad weather moving through the area later in the evening.

At Miami International Airport, a total of 82 flights have been canceled as of 11 p.m. A total of 17 other flights were delayed.

Airport officials said the main cause was thunderstorms in central Florida expected to be approaching the South Florida area on Saturday night.

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At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, a total of 148 flights and 278 delays have been reported due to weather and operational issues.

"They’re just saying that we’ll rebook you guys for the next available flight and they booked us for tomorrow," said Julie Yefremov, whose flight from Miami to Cancun, Mexico was canceled.

A spokesperson for Miami International Airport told NBC 6 travelers should check with their airline throughout the evening Saturday to check on the status of their flight.

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