Nor'easter Brings Winter Storm Watches, Warnings to Six States

A second nor'easter in two weeks will slug the Interstate 95 corridor starting Tuesday, prompting winter storm watches and warnings in six states.

The storm is expected to arrive Tuesday with strong winds and 2 inches of rain from Maine to New Jersey, according to The Weather Channel. Six inches of snow could fall in some places, and as much as 2 feet in higher elevations.

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Flood watches were posted by the National Weather Service over much of southern New England and south into New Jersey, including the New York City region, Boston and Hartford, Connecticut.

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The storm is forecast to be a drawn-out affair, dropping heavy rain on some parts of New England as late as Thursday night, the National Weather Service said.

On Tuesday morning, some of the areas hit by Superstorm Sandy two years ago were likely to be among the first in the firing line. The morning's high tide between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. was expected to bring "moderate" coastal flooding from New Jersey to Long Island, according to Kevin Roth, lead meteorologist at The Weather Channel. "There could be some more this evening, including minor flooding in Atlantic City, but it won't be the hardest hit," he said.

The storm is expected to bring powerful sustained winds and gusts of up to 60 mph, especially during the worst of the wet weather Tuesday afternoon.

The rain is forecast to change over to snow overnight into Wednesday, with the heaviest snow in the interior Northeast from northern Pennsylvania to northern Maine.

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New York's Catskills and Adirondacks could get up to 2 feet of snow through Thursday before the plodding storm takes its leave. The heavy, wet snow and gusty winds could combine to bring down tree limbs and power lines, causing outages.

Flight delays are probable in Northeast hubs on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to The Weather Channel.

NBC News' Alexander Smith and The Associated Press contributed to this report.