With a winter storm taking aim at New York City and New England, airlines started to cancel thousands of flights Friday morning.
According to FlightAware.com, more than 3,400 flights were canceled by 10 a.m. Friday, including 39 flights at the Minneapolis airport. New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports and Boston's Logan are the most affected.
Light and patchy snow started falling Friday morning in the New York and New England region, with heavy snowfall – as much as 2 to 3 inches per hour -- expected by the afternoon. The weekend snowstorm is expected to drop six inches to two feet of snow, with some parts of New England preparing for as much as three feet.
In Minnesota, a blizzard watch is in effect for Kandiyohi County from late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. The forecast calls for snow accumulations between 9 and 15 inches, with 30 mph wind gusts.
In the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin, a winter storm watch is in effect from Sunday morning through Monday afternoon. Snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are expected.