Stormy weather predicted for Wednesday and Thursday

The weather for Election Day on Tuesday is expected to be sunny with a high near 44 and light winds around six mph in the afternoon, but later in the week is a different story.

Tuesday night will be partly cloudy with a low around 29, with conditions deteriorating toward Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service is predicting a "significant coastal storm" that "will likely impact the tri-state region Wednesday and Thursday. The storm is expected to bring "strong gusty winds, rain/wintry precipitation, coastal flooding and additional beach erosion."

The forecast for Wednesday is a chance of rain and snow before 11 a.m., then rain. The high will be near 41. A northeast wind 13 to 18 mph will increase to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Wednesday night could bring rain and snow, with a low around 33. A north wind 21 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph is expected. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter- and half-inch are possible.

Thursday will also be unpleasant with periods of rain and snow, becoming all rain after 10 a.m. and a high near 42. Breezy.

Thursday night rain is likely before 11, then becoming mostly cloudy with a low around 34.