Much of the east coast and New England will be buried in snow thanks to a winter storm that is already causing havoc for holiday travelers.

USA Today reports hundreds of flights for Wednesday were cancelled before the snow even started. The newspaper reports, though, that the storm should be over by early in the day Thursday, giving some travelers hope they could still arrive in time for Thanksgiving meals.

The Weather Channel calls the storm "Winter Storm Cato", suggesting as much as a foot of snow could fall in New York City and Boston. AccuWeather and AAA suggest travelers trying to drive to their Thanksgiving destinations along the east coast and New England could be snarled significantly, with more than 40 million expected to travel by car nationwide over the holiday.

Michigan is expected to be spared by the storm, with only minimal snowfall expected over the next several days. Meteorologist Dennis Hodges will update the forecast this morning on The Richard Piet Show and throughout the day on WBCK.

Have you changed your travel plans because of the weather?