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Floods, flight delays possible after storm soaks Northeast

A "soaking and snowy" storm that hit the Northeast could cause flight delays Thursday, weather.com reported.

According to meteorologist Tim Ballisty, "gusty winds will continue over the Northeast, particularly early in the day." He said the impact was likely to be felt at major airports across the region.

"Some snow and coastal rain will linger in Maine early before precipitation comes to an end later Thursday morning," Ballisty added.

NBC New York reported early Thursday that "flood advisories were in effect for most of the tri-state area."

The storm slammed Texas on Tuesday, hit parts of the South on Wednesday before bringing heavy rain and then snow to the Northeast.

In Tennessee on Wednesday, some school systems closed early as the storm left as much as four inches of snow in the western and southern parts of the state.

NBC's Janice Huff has the latest on a big change in the weather coming to the East Coast.

Forecasters Weather Underground reported that "more precipitation is expected in the northeastern corner of the nation on Thursday as the storm system in the Mid-Atlantic lifts northeastward along the New England coast."

"Moisture spreading across the area combined with a cold airmass near the Appalachians will support another shot of heavy snow showers in northeastern Pennsylvania and the Northeast from Wednesday night into Thursday morning," Weather Underground added. "New snow amounts in the mountains are expected to range from 6 to 12 inches, while 3 to 6 inches are expected in the foothills. Snow activity will taper down from west to east by the mid-morning. Near the coast, most of the precipitation associated with this storm will fall in the form of rain."

Weather Underground also predicted "periods of heavy rain" from central Virginia through the coastal areas of New England.

"Behind this activity, cold westerly winds spreading across the northern Great Lakes will kick up lake effect snow downwind of Lake Huron and Lake Superior," it added. "Michigan's Upper Peninsula may experience locally heavy accumulations."

Msnbc.com staff, Weather.com, NBC New York and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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