More Trouble On The Horizon For Northeast?

Possible Nor’easter Could Be In Store Next Week To Hamper Recovery

The timing of Superstorm Sandy couldn’t be worse.  Coming in the last week of October, this hurricane/hybrid storm couldn’t have devastated the Jersey Shore, Southeastern New York, and coastal Connecticut at a worse time.  The reason for that is the transition from summer to winter brings the development of nor’easters, especially as we get into late October and November.  On top of that, there have already been forecasts out indicating that this coming winter could be a real bad one.  Having more coastal storms will hamper recovery efforts.

Case in point, the Weather Channel indicated on Friday morning that another storm could be on the horizon for early next week.  TWC points to computer models hinting at a Nor’easter that won’t be as strong as Sandy was, but still a nuisance with windy conditions accompanied by a cold rain.  The American GFS model is indicating the storm will have a track just off the Mid-Atlantic coast while the European Model (ECMWF) is showing a more inland track that includes New Jersey.  While the power is slowly coming back on for many Jersey residents (down to 1.5 million from 2.7 million at the storm’s peak), there are still many along the Jersey Shore without power, and already enduring cold nights over the past few days.

Temperatures aren’t expected to warm up anytime soon.  Highs are going to be in the low 50s with morning lows in the mid to upper 30s through the weekend with temps dropping into the upper 40s by the middle of next week.  Prior to Sandy, the weather had been quite mild this fall.  Once the powerful storm came through though, it pulled down a lot of cold air from Canada, and conditions have become more normal for this time of year.