Strong winds from an advancing winter storm were causing delays at New York City area airports.

American Airlines plane (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

The Federal Aviation Administration says flights were arriving about 90 minutes late Wednesday afternoon at LaGuardia Airport.

Kennedy Airport and Newark Liberty International, in New Jersey, were both experiencing arrival delays of about an hour, 15 minutes.

The National Weather Service forecast sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph along the coast in the afternoon, with gusts up to 40 mph.

Snow and sleet was expected throughout the afternoon, with minor accumulations in some areas.

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