A powerful nor’easter that was wreaking havoc to the south of Maine was expected to graze the coastline overnight dropping no more than two or three inches of snow in Portland by the time it passed by the state Thursday morning.

David Manning, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, predicted that steady snowfall should end between 9 and 10 a.m. before it turns to rain and snow showers.

The flight-tracking site FlightAware reported more than 3,800 canceled flights across the U.S. on Wednesday, most in the Northeast.

Cities such as Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City were getting hit hard by March’s fourth nor’easter.

On Wednesday morning, the Portland International Jetport tweeted that bad weather in those cities had led to several flight cancellations. The jetport advised travelers to check with their airlines before coming to the jetport.

By Wednesday evening, the jetport’s arrival and departure chart showed mixed results. Flights from Chicago and Charlotte arrived on schedule, but flights out of Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Newark, New York, and Philadelphia were canceled.

Check jetport arrivals and departures here.

According to the jetport, nearly all scheduled departures on Thursday were scheduled to leave on time. Three Thursday flights were canceled, including flights to Washington, Newark and Philadelphia.

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