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    Nor'easter to Unleash a New Round of Damage, Flooding

    By By Brian Edwards, Meteorologist
    November 06, 2012, 10:21:27 AM EST

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    For residents still cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy in the Tri-State area will be impacted with another round of rain, wind and coastal flooding beginning Wednesday.

    A nor'easter will take aim on the mid-Atlantic and New England beginning on Wednesday. Rain will overspread New York City around the midday hours and continue heavy at times into Wednesday night.

    In addition, as the storm strengthens, winds will kick up out of the northeast, possibly gusting to between 50 and 60 mph.

    Temperatures will remain on the chilly side with highs in the middle 40s on Wednesday. Temperatures will likely fall to near 40 while the rain is falling. When you add in the wind chill factor, it'll feel like it's near freezing at times.

    This is not good news for residents still without power as the chill will remain in the air through Thursday. Additional power outages and tree damage is also likely as the gusty winds wreak havoc with trees in the already saturated soil.


    Along with the rain and wind, the persistent northeast wind will drive water into Long Island Sound, causing a 2-4 foot rise in the water level on top of the normal tide along the western end of Long Island.

    Additional water rises are likely on the south shore of Long Island, but it shouldn't be quite as bad as it was with Sandy due to a different wind direction in place.

    High tide occurs Wednesday afternoon and again late Wednesday night. Those will be the two most critical time frames for coastal flooding. AccuWeather.com Meteorologists are even more concerned that along the New Jersey coastline, significant water inundation is possible after a lot of the dunes were damaged or destroyed in Sandy.

    Residents of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area are urged to take precautions and secure any leftover debris caused by Sandy.

    Chilly and showery weather continues into Thursday before a big warm up moves in Friday into the weekend.

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