Winter Storm to Hit the South and Northeast, Thousands of Flights Cancelled, Delayed

By Jesse Sokolow on 11 February 2014
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A Snowy tree limb crushes a car on Long Island

Yet another winter storm is making its way across the southern United States, bringing rain, sleet, and snow.  The storm is expected to continue up into the northeast early Wednesday through Thursday, and bring the same wintry conditions to the affected areas.

Already, over 1,300 flights have been cancelled for Tuesday, while over 1,100 have been delayed as of 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time, according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.  Only 484 flights have been cancelled for Wednesday so far, though that number is expected to rise.

Down in Atlanta, where Hartsfield-Jackson-Atlanta International Airport led the nation in flight cancellations with 598, as well as 114 delays, rain, sleet, and snow are expected to fall throughout the day on Tuesday and into the night. Freezing rain will be added to the mix Wednesday and Wednesday night.  Columbia, South Carolina will experience similar conditions.

The storm will continue north and hit major cities including Raleigh, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore on Wednesday night.  Raleigh will see a mixture a snow, sleet, and freezing rain on Wednesday and Thursday, while Washington, D.C. and Baltimore will experience snow on Wednesday, which will turn into a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain through the night and into Thursday.

Philadelphia will see some snow late Wednesday night which will continue into the day Thursday, interspersed with rain and sleet.

New York and Boston will also likely see snowfall on Wednesday night and into Thursday, as well as a mixture of rain and snow later in the day on Thursday.

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