Nor'easter in the forecast

A nor'easter could move up the Atlantic coast next week, according to forecast models like this one. (Hydrometeorological Prediction Center / November 2, 2012)

The same forecast model that showed Hurricane Sandy hooking into the East Coast as much as a week ahead of time is now calling for a rainy, snowy and windy nor'easter after Election Day.

The models "suggest no rest for the weary in the United States," according to the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center. The center's long-range forecast discussion calls for "a more typical nor'easter" than anything like Sandy, but it's still of note considering the ongoing storm recovery, the center says.

Forecast maps show a low-pressure system moving from the South Carolina coast Monday, to the northeast out at sea for Election Day on Tuesday, before taking a path similar to Sandy toward the Delmarva peninsula and New York areas Wednesday and Thursday.

AccuWeather.com blogger Elliot Abrams explains that it's the European forecast model that is calling for the nor'easter, while other models show the storm out at sea.

The model shows a center of low pressure moving over the devastated New Jersey and Long Island shores, according to Abrams' post.

In the meantime, local forecasts show dry and crisp weather through Election Day. The region could approach freezing temperatures overnight Saturday and Sunday, with daytime highs around 50 degrees for the next several days.

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