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    Nor'easter Brushing Baltimore

    By By Alex Sosnowski, expert senior meteorologist
    November 07, 2012, 11:21:48 AM EST

    The worst of a storm coming up the coast is passing to the east of Baltimore into Wednesday night.

    The area will be on the cold side of the storm, but most likely west of the area of heavy precipitation and strongest wind.

    Occasional rain will skirt northeastern Virginia and central Maryland. Not enough rain will fall to cause stream flooding with only the usual issues from routine rain in urban areas.

    A few gusts between 30 and 40 mph will occur with winds mainly from of the north. This flow and a lack of a strong storm moving inland will not have great impact on the the upper Chesapeake Bay and the Inner Harbor in terms of tide levels. However, minor to moderate coastal flooding is forecast for the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Norfolk, Va. area.


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    Wet snowflakes and sleet have and may continue to mix in around Baltimore, but since the area will be west of the storm's primary moisture, no accumulation is expected. Even though the northern parts of Maryland will be colder and snow is favored over rain, a lack of heavy precipitation would result in wet roads.


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    For those heading northeastward, accumulating snow is forecast in portions of southeastern Pennsylvania northeastern Maryland and central New Jersey to parts of the Hudson Valley in New York and western New England.

    Ripple-effect flight delays are possible with wind, low visibility rain and/or snow affecting the airports around New York City, Philadelphia and Boston.

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