Early Snowstorm in Northeast

An unusually early snowstorm across parts of the northeast caused some flight changes at Tampa International Airport.

Airport officials say five flights were canceled on Sunday morning, with about six more delayed throughout the day. More were affected on Saturday as the snow fell.

William Shing and his daughter, Jade, had been on a week-long cruise before flying through TIA, so they didn’t know the storm would delay them by several hours.

“I called home and they said there was about an inch of snow and it was rainy and slushy,” William Shing said. “So we’re just sitting around, bored out of our minds.”

Dozens of other passengers could be seen doing the same thing around TIA’s terminals. Most impacted flights were headed to Boston, White Plains, Newark and New York City’s JFK Airport.

Airport officials don’t anticipate more delays throughout Sunday evening or Monday.

One thing the Shings are glad about: though they may not have known a snowstorm would interfere with their travel plans, they did bring coats and other winter gear just in case.

“Coming from Boston, you expect the unexpected,” William Shing said.