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More Than 100 Flights Canceled At SFO Due To Wet Weather

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Travelers wait in line to go through security at San Francisco International Airport. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Travelers wait in line to go through security at San Francisco International Airport. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO INT’L AIRPORT (CBS SF) — Rainy weather in the Bay Area on Tuesday caused flight delays and more than 100 flight cancellations at San Francisco International Airport.

As of 9 p.m., 148 flights had been canceled — 72 departures and 76 arrivals. Of those cancellations, 116 were short-haul flights, airport duty manager John Ginty said.

SFO was experiencing arrival and departure delays of about one hour Tuesday night for transcontinental flights and anywhere from one to four hour delays for short-haul flights, Ginty said.

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The weather-related ground delay program is in effect through 1 a.m. and airport officials expect flights to be on time Wednesday morning.

According to the National Weather Service, showers are expected on and off Tuesday night and into the mid-morning Wednesday.

However, Wednesday’s showers are not expected to cause as much havoc for flights as they did Tuesday, forecaster Bob Benjamin said.

“Conditions won’t be anything like this morning or this afternoon,” Benjamin said.

By midday Wednesday, the scattered showers will have moved out of the area, he said.

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