Much of the Northeastern half of the nation continues to recover from Sandy. As much as 2.5 million people remain without power. A little less than a million are in the lower side of Manhattan. While 80% of the subways are now running gas lines are still very long for most New Yorkers that travel by car. To make matters even worse daily life still revolves around getting water and food to the masses according to eye witnesses. So seeing a new storm on the forecast maps is the last thing anyone wants to see if you live in the Northeast.
A new winter storm will gather strength off the Eastern seaboard early in the week. This Noreaster will pull heavy rain and wind into the New York / New Jersey area just after the election on Wednesday. Voters should however be able to get out with only a cool temperatures to cope with on Tuesday. The main threat comes as a result of Sandy's erosion of the beaches and dunes along the Atlantic shore. Coastal flooding due to wind and waves are a real threat from the mid-Atlantic to New England. As much as 3"-6" of snow could also complicate travel inland around New England after midweek.
Here's a crises map link that shows how much of the Northeast is still coping with power outages. Just expand the map to see all of the Northeast.. . .
Houston's weather never looked better on election day. Stormy weather Monday evening should clear out with plenty of sunshine expected Wednesday. Morning lows will be in the 50s with highs in the 70s. KHOU-11 news will provide you the latest election results Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.