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Nor’easter downgraded, could still snarl hurricane cleanup

NEW YORK — Weather forecasters had good news for beleaguered Northeast coastal residents Tuesday: A new storm that threatened to complicate Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts on Wednesday now looks like it will be weaker than expected.

As the storm moves up the Atlantic coast from Florida, it now is expected to veer farther offshore than earlier projections had indicated. Jeff Masters of the private service Weather Underground says that means less wind and rainfall on land.

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