msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 3/2/2010 12:54:06 PM ET 2010-03-02T17:54:06

Hundreds of flights were canceled at Atlanta's international airport on Tuesday as snow fell over much of Georgia. Other southeastern states are seeing flakes or are under winter storm warnings as the system moves north.

Delta Air Lines canceled more than 500 flights by late morning, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

“As the snow continues to increase, the number of flights continues to decrease,” Delta spokesman Anthony Black said. “We’ll make additional cancellations throughout the day as we need to.”

AirTran canceled 69 flights into and out of Atlanta.

Several north Georgia counties closed schools for the day.

North Alabama reported snow mixed with icy rain early Tuesday and a winter weather advisory is in effect for most of the day. Schools in three counties delayed opening due to slick roads.

Light snow or flurries started the day in parts of Tennessee. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories in western North and South Carolina.

"Accumulations should range from a slushy inch or so along and just south of I-20 in Georgia to as much as 10 to possibly 12 inches in the Smoky Mountains," The Weather Channel reported.

Light snow was possible in parts of Kentucky and West Virginia.

Many areas expecting snow could see it to turn to rain as temperatures hover above freezing.

The storm is expected to reach northern Virginia, Maryland, southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware, and southern New Jersey by Tuesday night.

"The snowfall could reach 2 to 4 inches in southern West Virginia, 1 to 2 inches across much of Virginia, parts of Maryland, Delaware and south Jersey," The Weather Channel said. "Eastern Pennsylvania, north Jersey, southeast New York and southernmost New England could pick up at least a dusting Wednesday with maybe a few inches Cape Cod."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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