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A very large portion our region will be affected by very strong winds over a prolonged period of time (24 to 48 hours). Sustained winds between 35 and 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph are expected east and south of the I-95 corridor. High wind watches have been posted.

•Reflecting its tropical beginnings, very heavy rainfall will occur with the storm. The core of heaviest rain, four to eight inches, is expected south and east of the I-95 corridor, with the period of heaviest rain expected on Monday. Flood watches have been posted.

•The storm will be slow moving. This worsens the impact for tidal flooding along the ocean front, back bays, Delaware Bay and Chesapeake Bay as water builds up over multiple high tide cycles. The slow moving storm also worsens the potential for heavy rainfall inland and increases the risk of major river flooding. The Chesapeake Bay may see moderate flooding, but the coastal areas, and the Delaware Bay, could see major flooding. Record flooding is possible in northern New Jersey. Coastal Flood Watches have been posted.

•The area affected will, of course, be determined by the eventual track of the storm.

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