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Coastal Storm Could Bring Rain, Snow

According to the National Weather Service, a coastal storm could affect the area later this week.

Another storm is headed our way, but according to the National Weather Service, it’s not expected to pack quite the punch that Hurricane Sandy did.

The current forecast calls for rain showers beginning Wednesday, changing to a rain and snow mix at night, according to meteorologist Heather Sheffield. At this point, she said, NWS isn’t expecting any accumulation. 

The storm will have a “tight gradient of precipitation,” Sheffield said, meaning, essentially, it’s not expected to be a large storm. The storm may extend as far west as the Interstate 95 Corridor, she said, though the location isn’t yet certain.

Right now, models show the storm -- which is forming along the southeast coast – moving further east off the coast, “so that’s good for us,” Sheffield said. 

Winds are expected to be breezy, maybe gusting in the 20-mph-range, but again, she said, “Not anything like Sandy.”

Temperatures should be in the mid-40s tomorrow, slightly rising every day until Saturday, when the forecast shows a high temperature of 58 degrees.

In a statement released Tuesday morning, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) said it is closely monitoring the approaching storm and that customers should take time no “to ensure they are prepared should severe weather result in extended power outages.”

Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Jeannette M. Mills said in the statement that the area “continues to witness a variety of extreme and unusual weather events, and with each one, there is the potential of trees falling onto power lines and damaging our electric delivery system.”

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