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JetBlue cancels Thursday's flights to New York and Boston ahead of winter storm

JetBlue Airways has cancelled all departures for New York's JFK International Airport and Boston's Logan International Airport on Thursday because of an expected winter storm, according to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

In addition, Delta Airlines announced that it was canceling its morning flights to JFK and LaGuardia airports in New York City on Thursday, said NFTA spokesman C. Douglas Hartmayer.

Meanwhile, other airlines are monitoring the forecast and expect to have some, he said.

People should check with their airline and for updates.

A deep low pressure system will track northeastward from Virginia late tonight into Thursday.

The National Weather Service put winter storm warnings in place in Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, Providence and Boston in advance of the storm.

Buffalo is not expected to be significantly impacted by the East Coast storm, but as the storm system passes by to the south of Western New York, the "northern fringe" of the system will drop a couple inches of snow over places like the Southern Tier, Boston Hills and Finger Lakes, forecasters at the National Weather Service in Buffalo reported.

Winter storm watches and warnings were posted from Appalachia to Down East, Maine in advance of the expected storm that could bring blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and a foot or more of snow in some spots of New England. (National Weather Service)

Up to six inches of heavy, wet snow was forecast in Philadelphia early Thursday. That's a drastic change from the mid-60s temperatures the city was basking in this afternoon.

Ten inches was possible in Central Park with even higher amounts in New England, forecasters said.

A blizzard warning was posted in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island including Martha's Vineyard, Block Island and Cape Cod from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Snowfall rates up to three inches per hour were forecast with gusty north winds up to 50 mph, forecasts stated.

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