Storm to gather strength overnight with potential flooding, high winds

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – A strong storm from the southwest has arrived and is giving light rain around the tri-state Region. There is some light snow, in extreme northwestern parts of the area. Those areas may get an inch of snow before it changes over to rain tonight.

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As the evening progresses, the showers will turn steady and heavier. Rainfall amounts will generally be around 2-3″ by the time the storm ends. This could create some minor flooding on area roadways. A wind advisory is in effect for parts of the area in anticipation of winds picking up to 20-30 mph with gusts as high as 50 mph along to shore.

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Speed limits on bridges could be lowered as a result as well as airport delays. The strong southerly winds may allow some minor coastal flooding beach erosion on Wednesday Morning’s high tide cycle.

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As this is a large storm impacting entire eastern half of the country. This storm will create widespread travel troubles for tomorrow. Areas along the Appalachians could get anywhere from 2-5″ of snow creating slick driving conditions.

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Winds, even after the rain departs tomorrow, will still be a concern for air travelers for the Northeast. All in all, pack in some patience if you are traveling on Wednesday.