Linda Church’s forecast: What to expect ahead of Nor’easter

Posted at 10:02 AM, Mar 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 10:40:41-05

We are bracing for yet another Winter Storm in the Tri-State area that will bring coastal flooding, heavy rain, gusty winds, and snow accumulations.  Coastal flood warnings are in effect for the NJ shore, Long Island, Southern Connecticut, and portions of New York City.

Expect tides to run 2 to 4 feet above normal for next two high tide cycles which occur Late Wednesday and early Thursday morning.

There is also a Wind advisory in effect for much of the Tri-state area for a prolonged period of gusty winds.  Expect sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph through late Thursday.

Finally, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect late Wednesday through Thursday for snow & sleet.  Expect rain to change to snow late this evening in NYC, LI, and NJ.  Snow will continue overnight through Thursday and into Friday morning.  Accumulations will range from 3 to 6 inches in NYC, NJ, and Connecticut.  Portions of Long island will receive as much as 8 to 10 inches by Friday morning as the storm finally begins to depart.