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Nor'easter Snow From Maryland to Maine

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While a powerful nor'easter lashes the Sandy-ravaged coast, snow will fall over a narrow swath of the Northeast today into Thursday.

A storm that slid off the East coast on Tuesday is now a powerful nor'easter spinning off the New Jersey coast.

The storm is unleashing high winds and a chilly rain with coastal flooding a serious concern.

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"Hard to believe we are getting SNOW out of a HURRICANE in West Virginia. Insane!" tweeted Dylan Dreyer on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. This storm is following quick on the heels of Sandy.

Colder air across the interior Northeast will allow snow to mix in or fall alone through tonight. A narrow band of accumulating snow will develop on the backside of the storm along and just west of Interstate 95.

More wet snowflakes will fly east of Interstate 95 in the mid-Atlantic. Such snowflakes were sighted in Atlantic City earlier today.

The heaviest snow, with the potential for a half a foot of accumulation, is forecast to develop over eastern Pennsylvania to part of southeastern New York and into northwestern New Jersey.

A separate zone with similar totals will unfold across central New England.

Enough snow can fall to make some roads slippery and dangerous.

The weight of snow, sleet and ice may be enough to down some tree branches onto power lines. Scattered power outages are not out of the question.

High winds could add further stress to tree limbs across the interior Northeast, while also contributing to wintry AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.

Temperatures will be cold enough for accumulating snow in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Del., and New York City for a time this afternoon into tonight.

Motorists should use caution during the evening rush as roads will likely be turning slick as the snow falls and temperatures fall as the sun is setting.

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