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Chilly but sunny for Election Day; nor'easter bringing wind, rain

By Matt Broderick, Meteorologist, MBroderick@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 06 2012 08:56:16 AM CST

A nor'easter heads our way.

Chilly with a good amount of sun Tuesday for Election Day.

High in the 40s. Nor’easter brings some rain and wind Wednesday.

High Wind Watch for Bucks, Montgomery, Hunterdon counties and all points south and east from Wednesday morning until Thursday morning.

Coastal Flood Watch for New Jersey, Delaware and along The Delaware Bay from Wednesday morning until Thursday morning.

A coastal storm will affect the area on Wednesday with some rain and wind.

Rainfall amounts should average around a quarter of an inch with lesser amounts west and higher amounts east.

Wind gusts could exceed 35 or 40 mph late Wednesday and Wednesday night.

As of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, AccuWeather.com meteorologists are expecting a 2- to 4-foot water rise on top of the tide level from about Ocean City, Md., through Atlantic City, Belmar and Sandy Hook, N.J.

Lesser amounts of 1-2 feet are likely from Staten Island through Long Beach, Fire Island and Hampton Beach, N.Y.