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By JULIA GRAHAM, AP Weather, storm and power are the worst in decades for many New Yorkers.
Some of the worst conditions are expected this weekend, but many more will likely happen in coming weeks.
A severe storm is expected to dump as much as a foot of rain on the Northeast, with winds of 75 mph and winds of 70 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
Some neighborhoods will see up to 15 inches of rain, with a chance of up to 12 inches in parts of New York.
But for most, the outlook is much calmer, with highs expected in the teens and lows in the mid-30s.
A few areas will see winds of 40 mph and wind gusts of 60 mph.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for parts of the Northeast.
The storm, which is still a tropical storm, will bring tropical storm force winds to up to 80 mph, and will be headed toward the Mid-Atlantic coast and Florida.
The forecast calls for rain and gusts as high as 50 mph, followed by showers and thunderstorms with winds as much 60 mph or higher.
In New York City, the storm will bring heavy rain, flooding and power outages to parts of Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Staten Island, and parts of Staten Island.
Wind gusts could reach 100 mph in parts and gusty winds in other parts of NYC.
New Jersey, which had a severe storm warning, has been ordered to get rid of all trash and yard waste by Sunday, the National Guard said.
“There’s going to be a lot of trash everywhere and garbage piles up all over the city,” Mayor Stephen Sweeney said.
The mayor said his department is already on alert and will take action.
The National Guard issued a storm surge warning for parts on Saturday, and said there was a chance flooding could occur.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday he was ready to use the storm surge threat to get debris removed from New York, which he described as “the greatest threat to life.”
The storm surge danger is expected in parts north of the Bronx and Staten Islanders and in parts along the Jersey Shore, according the National Hurricane Center.
The New York Red Cross said it was also working with the city to remove debris and clean up after the storm.
New Yorkers should expect to see snow on Saturday as temperatures reach 40 degrees.
The cold front is expected this week, with some areas getting up to 5 inches of snow.
Snowfall is expected for parts along Lake Ontario on Monday, with gusts in the low to mid-40s and a chance for up to 3 inches of falling snow.
Some roads are expected to be impassable with ice and snow.
Weather.com’s Weathercast team contributed to this report.