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Coastal storm arrives Wednesday

It couldn't be worse timing. Sandy's impacts are still being felt and another storm is will be barreling up the coast in less than 24 hours.
Models are in better agreement in keeping the Low well off the coast. The Delmarva, areas immediately along the coast and portions of New England will receive more rain, snow and higher wind gusts than Central Maryland. Rain and windy conditions will prevail throughout the state into Thursday. 
A mix of rain and snow is possible Wednesday afternoon but more likely Wednesday night into Thursday morning.  Also, snow is possible in the interior as cold air filters into the storm later Wednesday and Wednesday night which will change the rain over to snow. The snow would be a heavy and wet which could cause additional power outages.
Besides the rain, wind and the possibility of snow there will be storm surge, flooding and rough surf  along the coast as the low approaches and moves by. There is the potential for 1-4 feet of storm surge from the Delmarva up to Massachusetts.
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