New York area braces for late winter storm

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The New York area is bracing for another nasty winter storm starting Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

The late-winter punch from Mother Nature will begin as rain and then gradually switch over to wet snow, leaving between two and five inches  in the city, most of Long Island, eastern and northern New Jersey, and the suburbs north of the city.

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Accumulations of 5 or more inches were expected in western New Jersey into Pennsylvania.

Wind of up to 55 miles per hour will blast the area as well as the latest in a seemingly endless chain of storms wallops the region.

The storm’s track is still somewhat in question, but it seemed certain that the region would be hit hard by the wintry mix, and areas still reeling from Hurricane Sandy would have to cope with potential flooding and beach erosion.