Some TYS airlines allowing passengers to reschedule with winter storm looming

With the first Winter storm of the season headed toward East Tennessee Saturday, some airlines at McGee Tyson are allowing passengers to reschedule their flights leaving Knoxville this weekend.

American, Delta, and Frontier are all offering flight changes free of charge. United and Allegiant have not yet posted this availability on their respective sites.

"We are encouraging passengers if they are flying over the weekend to check with their airlines for contingency plans," said Becky Huckaby, Vice President of Public Relations for the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority.

Winter Storm Diego is making its way toward the Southeast, bringing rain and the possibility of snow across the region.