TODAY   |  November 05, 2012

Storm looms for Sandy-ravaged Northeast

TODAY’s Al Roker takes a look at a slow-moving storm set to hit the Northeast this week, bringing coastal wind gusts up to 55 mph, 2-4 inches of rain and dumping heavy snow in the mountains.

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>> to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al.

>> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the weakened beaches and infrastructure this could be a big, big problem. let's take a look at where it's starting off. tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m . it's in florida. so it's causing problems for maybe the voting in florida, especially in northern and central florida . as we make our way up the day tomorrow, we see it along the carolina coastline. by wednesday morning it's making itself felt along the new jersey coltine with strong onshore winds, wind gusts of over 50 miles per hour, waves of 10 to 20 feet, and we're talking about, as we said, 1 to 3 inches of rain, maybe even more, and it's a slow-moving system. slowly making its way up the coast into thursday. it will still be felt. rainfall amounts, anywhere from 2 to 4 inches and locally as much as five. the heaviest rain, sadly, where we don't need, it along the coast, and it's drawing in cold air. behind that system we've got snow to talk about. still too early to tell how much snow, but we're talking about heavy amounts of snow into the catskills and on into the green and white mountains of new england, all the way back down again into west virginia . so this is a potentially dangerous storm only because when we're talking about tides of 4 to 5 feet, when you have almost no beaches and no dunes, that could be big problems all along the areas, already affected by sandy and may bring some more