Good news for East Coast: Nor’easter to weaken

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NEW YORK (AP) — Northeast coastal residents got some good news Tuesday: Weather experts say a new storm that threatens on Wednesday to complicate cleanup efforts from superstorm Sandy now looks as if it will be weaker than expected.

The storm was moving from Florida toward the Atlantic. As it moves up the coast, it is expected to move farther from shore than forecasters had thought. Jeff Masters of the private weather service Weather Underground said that means less wind and rainfall on land.

Even so, he said, winds still could gust to 50 mph in New York and New Jersey on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Storm surges along the coasts of New Jersey and New York are expected to reach perhaps 3 feet.

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