TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Forecasters are tracking another coastal storm that threatens cleanup and recovery efforts in New York and New Jersey after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.
The National Weather Service says the nor'easter could hit the region on Wednesday into Thursday.
13News Meteorologist Craig Moeller says the the storm will track northeastward through our area from late Tuesday night through early Thursday.
His forecast calls for north and northeast winds will build 15-25 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Tides should build to 4-5' above the average of the lower low tide, which would be about 2' below the levels when Hurricane Sandy passed by. Rain totals of 1-2' are possible with locally higher amounts depending on the exact track the system takes.
The storm could produce strong winds, heavy rain and cause moderate tidal flooding along the coast, Raritan Bay and lower Delaware Bay.
Buildings and trees weakened by Sandy would be vulnerable to additional damage.
The storm would also hamper efforts to restore electricity that was lost during Sandy. Meanwhile, temperatures have dropped in the region.