How Winter Storm Jonas Could Freeze Your Travel Plans
If you’ve been complaining about the unusually balmy winter we’ve been having here on the East Coast, congratulations. Meteorologists are predicting a “blockbuster blizzard for the ages"—its name is Winter Storm Jonas and he’s headed your way on Saturday.
At the moment, forecasts indicate that a huge stretch of the mid-Atlantic, from Virginia to New England, could be pummeled with as many as 30 inches of snow. That means you, New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston. The storm is expected to hit Friday evening and continue raging through Saturday.
Airlines are already expecting major delays and cancellations. Today, JetBlue, Delta, and United announced that cancellation and change fees would be waived for travelers with plans to travel during the storm. Other travel companies are likely to follow their lead. Still want to hit the road? Make sure to pack warmly. And check back regularly for updates on Winter Storm Jonas.
Update January 26, 2016: Five days after Winter Storm Jonas battered the East Coast, airports are finally beginning to resume regular departures and arrivals. High winds and snow removal, however, may continue to cause delays at major hubs including BWI and JFK.
Melanie Lieberman is the Assistant Digital Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @melanietaryn.