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NEW YORK (WABC) — The first nor’easter of the season will drench the New York area with heavy rain and strong wind on Tuesday.

A flash flood watch has been expanded across the Tri-State ahead of a nor’easter with heavy rain and strong wind on Tuesday.

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The nor’easter is expected to quickly strengthen as it moves along the Eastern Seaboard but is expected to lose forward speed, become stationary off the Northeast coast and rapidly intensify.

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Meteorologist Lee Goldberg says a few gusty thunderstorms are also possible, especially in New Jersey.

3 to 6 inches of rain with locally higher amounts are expected. The intense rainfall could result in flooding issues in low-lying and poor drainage areas.

Travel could be difficult across parts of the area especially where water ponds on roadways.

Winds could gust as high as 30-40 mph. Higher gusts near 50 mph are possible on Long Island. Eastern Suffolk county is under a High Wind Advisory Tuesday.

AccuWeather Alert: Nasty nor’easter. High 60.

Lingering shower. High 62.

Best bet. High 60.

PM rain. High 59.

Still showers. High 60.

A Halloween treat! High 61.

Mostly sunny. High 60.

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