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Nor’Easter to Add Insult to Injury



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    Rain and wind are in the forecast for Wednesday.

    Pouring rain, lots of wind and even a wintry mix are in the forecast for Wednesday night into Thursday.

    Rain and/or a mix of frozen precipitation will develop on Wednesday afternoon and become heavier late in the afternoon or evening, according to NBC Connecticut Chief Meteorologist Brad Field. The slow-moving storm will hang around into Thursday.

    Rainfall will be in the 1-and-a-half-inch to 3-inch range -- in other words, a lot!

    Some poor drainage and flooding of urban streets and small rivers is possible throughout the state.

    Winds will increase from the east, northeast at 15 to 40 miles per hour. Some gusts will approach 50 mph on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

    Coastal flooding is likely.

    The surge with Sandy was historic at 8 to 14 feet. This storm is a garden variety Nor’easter with a 1 to 3 foot surge. It will add insult to injury, but only cause minor damage as everything is gone where flooding usually occurs, according to Maxon.