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Second storm expected to hit Northeast, the worst to miss the Carolinas

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

For the second time in a week, the Carolinas are just missing the worst of another storm system that could bring freezing temperatures, flooding, damaging winds and more snow.

Residents in the Northeast still recovering from the effects of superstorm Sandy may not be so lucky, and are bracing for the storm expected to move in on Wednesday night.

An area of low pressure to our Southwest will track to the South of our viewing area, but will be close enough to bring a thick deck of clouds for Election Day. A few sprinkles will be possible, with the heaviest rain remaining well to our South and East.

Once the system moves into the Atlantic, it's forecast to curve back to the North. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead say over 2 inches of rain could fall in eastern parts of the state, with even higher amounts along the coast where flooding will be a concern.

The worst of the storm will then target the still recovering Northeast, where more than 1 million people remain without power.

While not as strong as Sandy, the area can expect wind gusts of 50 mph that could be especially problematic due to the damage already caused by the first storm.

Along the mid-Atlantic and New England coastlines, moderate flooding and beach erosion are forecast. Forecasters also expect snow in the higher elevations.

A dusting of snow in the southwestern North Carolina mountains will also be possible.

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