Travel Alert April 2018: Winter Weather to Affect Northeastern United States

Despite spring having officially arrived almost two weeks ago, if the northeastern United States is in your travel plans over the next day or two, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to the effects resulting from a winter storm.

Travel Alert April 2018: Winter Weather to Affect Northeastern United States

This winter storm will move quickly over affected areas of the northeastern United States and will drop as much as ten inches of snow in extreme western Maryland and a small portion of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Up to six inches of snow is expected for southwestern Connecticut; the southernmost portion of New York State immediately north of New York City; the northern third of New Jersey; a large swath of southeastern Pennsylvania; a small portion of western Maryland; and a small portion of northeastern West Virginia.

Cities such as Indianapolis, Columbus, Newark, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Hartford, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Providence can expect up to three inches of snow.

Slick driving conditions are expected in a narrow swath from Kansas City to Boston; so please use caution if you are driving.

Although the air will be cold, a warming trend is expected to occur during the next day.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to the northeastern United States over the next day or two, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this winter weather system which may adversely affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary. If you are driving in any of the affected areas, watch out for deteriorating weather conditions and traffic problems.

Here are five airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:


Expect additional airlines to issue travel alerts within the next 24 hours — and if or when that happens, I intend to pass the updated information along to you.

In the meantime, be sure to contact your airline or transportation provider for the latest information pertaining to your travels — if they are adversely affected — and please: travel safely.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

2 thoughts on “Travel Alert April 2018: Winter Weather to Affect Northeastern United States”

  1. Lisa Ann says:

    Thanks for the information.I was just planning my vacations to United states but after reading you blog.I would love to visit other place.Thanks for the post.Keep sharing.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      This winter weather will not last long, Lisa Ann; so if you want to vacation in the United States, you really should not have a problem with weather.

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