New Winter Storm Could Delay Flights This Weekend

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JetBlue has issued a weather advisory for this weekend.

While we won’t see a repeat of Winter Storm Stella, travelers flying this weekend – the last before spring officially arrives -- could see their flights in the northeastern United States disrupted by snow and ice.

According to the latest forecast from Accuweather.com, the wintry weather will hit an area ranging from Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, with areas to the north and east of Chicago seeing the worst risk of snow. Friday night into Sunday morning, snow, sleet and rain are all possible from the Great Lakes to the upper part of the Mid-Atlantic, as well as southern New England.

Parts of Pennsylvania, southern New York, northern New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts could see a few inches of accumulation, while Pittsburg and Philadelphia could see a coating of wintry mix. Rain is expected in Baltimore and Washington, DC, Saturday, during the opening of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

JetBlue has issued a weather advisory for customers traveling Saturday, March 18, through Sunday, March 19, to, from or through the following airports:

  • Albany, NY (ALB)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Buffalo, NY (BUF)
  • Burlington, VT (BTV)
  • Cleveland, OH (CLE)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL)
  • New York, NY (JFK)
  • New York, NY (LGA)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Newburgh, NY (SWF)
  • Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Providence, RI (PVD)
  • Rochester, NY (ROC)
  • Syracuse, NY (SYR)
  • Worcester, MA (ORH)

The airline is advising travelers that the weather could cause flight delays, and that travelers should check the status of their flight prior to departure.

We’ll be checking back to see if more airlines issue advisories or cancellation waivers as a result of the storm.

Stay tuned to our weather page for the latest weather-related updates on flight cancellations, delays and change and refund policies.