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Dec 8, 2014 3:01 PM

Northeast bracing for heavy rains, strong winds

The Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The Northeast is bracing for a strong, slow-moving storm expected to bring heavy rains and high winds to a wide swath of the coast and at least a half-foot of snow to some inland areas.

The National Weather Service says a storm moving into the region threatens to bring 2 or more inches of rain to southern New England on Tuesday. Flood watches are in effect in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Some coastal areas are also under high wind watches, with 60 mile-per-hour gusts possible.

Snowfall is expected to be minimal along the Interstate 95 corridor from Philadelphia to Boston, but winter weather advisories have been issued for parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Some higher elevations could get 2 feet of snow through Thursday.


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