Some cities are expected to get a foot of powder
Nor'easter snow
Credit: ERIC BARADAT / Contributor

Winter Storm Toby — the fourth nor’easter of the month — is wreaking havoc on the East Coast just a day after the Northern Hemisphere welcomed the first official day of spring. Some areas of the United States can expect to see at least a foot of snow, resulting in a number of flight cancellations and school closings.

Here’s how much snow to expect for the “four'easter” on Wednesday.

Washington, D.C. and Baltimore

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for both Washington and Baltimore, with 4 to 6 inches forecast for the former and 6 to 8 inches predicted for the latter.


Further north, Philadelphia could be one of the first cities to get walloped with a foot of snow during Winter Storm Toby. ABC’s AccuWeather service is calling for 8 to 12 inches of powder by the end of Wednesday evening.

New York City

Things could be even worse in New York City. The National Weather Service is predicting a substantial 12 to 18 inches for the city and its surrounding suburbs. All New York City schools were closed on Wednesday.


Boston and the surrounding New England region aren’t expected to bear the brunt of the storm this time around. Moderate snow will still accumulate, however. The National Weather Service estimates 6 to 8 inches for Boston, and possibly up to a foot in the suburb of Foxborough to the south.

Flight cancellations

As expected, Wednesday’s nor’easter is making things very difficult for airports across the East Coast. As of 8 a.m. E.T. on Wednesday, more than 3,400 flights were canceled across the region, according to USA Today, hitting New York’s JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports the worst.

A number of airlines are issuing flight vouchers for those who had travel plans on Wednesday.