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Nor'easter Could Blow Through Salem on Wednesday

The storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain late Wednesday into Thursday and bring wind gusts along the coast.

Nor'easter Could Blow Through Salem on Wednesday

A little more than a week after 'superstorm' Sandy swept through Salem, residents may have to brace for another windy, rainy night on Wednesday.

A nor'easter could blow into the area mid-week and the storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain from Wednesday into Thursday, according to  WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Rainer. 

Rainer also wrote that coastal winds could gust between 40 and 60 miles per hour along the South Shore, Cape Cod and the islands, although winds "will be much lighter inland with this storm."

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook statement on Sunday afternoon, saying that strong to damaging northeast winds are likely especially across Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island late Wednesday into at least Thursday.

"(The) long duration of strong onshore winds and large waves offshore will result in a high risk of minor coastal flooding across Eastern Massachusetts coastline," the NWS statement read.

It'll be a chilly rain, too: The forecast is for a high near 46 on Wednesday and a low around 40 on Wednesday night, followed by a high near 48 on Thursday and a low around 38 that night. 

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