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There's a strong storm heading for areas devastated by Sandy. But it's likely to spare our area.
Looking at the satellite loop from this morning of the Mid Atlantic, it appears the storm has now formed and it continues to move to the north as it will through the rest of the day before pushing northeast over the Atlantic. The places that will get anything from this system appears just to be the coastal zones along the northeast, unfortunately the same places that were hit by Sandy last week.
As far as the graphic below that was made yesterday, each and every one of those categories should be below the low line as of lunchtime today. We're expecting at most a few rogue snow showers late this evening mainly far north and east of D.C. closer to Baltimore. I think at this point it will be more of a novelty than anything it you do see any flakes. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, cool and breezy.
The worst impact will unfortunately again be along the New Jersey to New York and New England coastline. The latest storm surge from NOAA for tomorrow afternoon means the risk of flooding again in Long Island Sound into parts of Brooklyn and south along the New Jersey shore. Equally bad will be a cold rain with winds of 30-40 mph and wind chills in the 20s for thousands still without power. This storm will hang around into late Thursday before it drifts east and finally some drier, milder air moves over us and importantly into the New York area.