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Nor’Easter to impact region midweek

Over a week later, the Northeast is still recovering from the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. With many people not regaining electricity until the last few days (and many still without), the recent cold temperatures have been especially unpleasant. Today will be another chilly day, with temperatures in Cambridge only reaching the mid 40°F’s.

Unfortunately, especially for those living in areas in New York and New Jersey with extensive damage due to Sandy, the weather will not improve. A coastal low will impact the northeast Wednesday through Thursday bringing heavy rain and potentially damaging winds to an already storm-battered region.

Here in Cambridge, it looks like the worst will be Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. Rain totals are expected to be in the 1-2” range with winds around 25 mph, gusting to 40-50 mph. The models vary in when they move the storm out to sea, but things should clear out by the weekend.