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Coastal Storm Next Week Could Bring Gusts Of 50 mph, Minor Flooding

Coastal Storm

A coastal storm could be headed for the Tri-State area next week. (Credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Barely a week after Superstorm Sandy, a coastal storm continues to be a risk for the Tri-State area, with potential wind gusts of up to 50 mph and minor coastal flooding.

CBS 2 Meteorologist Vanessa Murdock reported Saturday morning that the European model – which was right on target for predicting Sandy – forecast low pressure developing and strengthening off the coastline Wednesday morning.

Heavy rain and gusty winds, an onshore flow and minor coastal flooding are expected once the storm hits, Murdock reported.

The storm will involve strong northeast winds, and will likely hit the Atlantic coastline particularly hard, with pounding surf.

There is also a potential for more power outages, and winds gusting up to 50 mph.

But before all that, unseasonably cold temperatures are on the docket. The high for Saturday was expected only to be in the upper 40s, followed by an overnight low of in the upper 30s at night.

The overnight low Saturday night is forecast at only 39, Sunday 36, Monday 34 and Tuesday 34.