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Meteorologists keeping an eye on mid-week storm potential

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Forecasters are keeping a close eye on a possible storm that may move into the area by mid-week, adding to the misery millions of people are still experiencing a week after Hurricane Sandy.

Officials from the National Weather Service said the possible nor'easter could hit the area starting Wednesday evening and continue well into the day Thursday.

Channel 3 Early Warning Weather meteorologist Scot Haney said as a high pressure system slides off shore, a coastal low, associated with an upper level trough will begin to move north-northeast from the Southeast Coast.

As the coastal low moves north, Haney said it will tap into some moisture and strengthen on its northward track.

Haney said Wednesday should start off cloudy and breezy, but rain will break out across the state by mid-afternoon. The wind will also begin to pick up, especially along the shore.

Sustained winds of 30 mpg are expected, Haney said, and gust upwards of 40 mph are not out of the question.

Minor coastal flooding may occur, Haney said, but that flooding won't be nearly as devastating as the flooding that occurred during Hurricane Sandy.

Haney said it appears as though that the start of the storm will support just cold rain for the entire state, but sleet may fall in the Litchfield Hills.

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