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Winter storm puts city under weather advisories

New Yorkers certainly won't be thankful for the messy weather expected to hit the area.

Theis under flood and wind advisories Wednesday due to the storm that hit the northeast Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

With gusts up to 50 mph, a wind advisory will be in effect until 9 a.m., while a flood warning was issued for the possible four inches of rain expected throughout the day until 6 p.m.

"During the time of high tide we could see some localized coastal flooding" Wednesday morning, said Lauren Nash, a meteorologist at the NWS.

The worst of the storm, named by the Weather Channel Winter Storm Boreas, is expected to hit the city today, the busiest travel day of the year.

Airlines in the New York City region are waiting to see the severity of the storm before announcing travel disruptions; the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey yesterday encouraged air passengers to check with airlines before heading to the airport because of the weather forecast.

Airlines for America, an industry group, is estimating that 25 million people around the country will fly over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The storm is expected to subside by Thanksgiving, but there is a chance of light snow in the morning and wind gusts up to 35 mph. Meanwhile, Macy's will work with the NYPD to determine if weather conditions will affect its Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons.

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