A coastal storm is threatening to hit Long Island barely a week after the area was devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
The system could bring moderate to heavy rain/wintry precipitation and strong gusty winds to the area, but will luckily be much weaker than last week’s superstorm.
“There’s a lot of uncertainty regarding its development and the track of the storm,” National Weather Service meteorologist Joey Picca said. “But we’re not seeing any indications of this being anything like the previous system.”
The storm is set to hit the area around Wednesday into Thursday. According to Picca, this is good news because it’s right in between a full and a new moon, which means the tides will be lower than average.
“The timing would be a lot better than Sandy,” he said.
While Saturday through Tuesday are forecast to have highs near 50 during the day, temperatures at night are expected to fall into the 30s. Officials warn those without power to be prepared for a number of cold nights ahead.