NEW YORK — Just what New York and New Jersey need after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy: more high winds.
The National Weather Service predicted Sunday that a northeaster that could include gusts of up to 55 mph is likely to reach the area by Wednesday and could compound the havoc brought by last week's violent weather.
"Prepare for more outages," advised weather service meteorologist Joe Pollina. "Stay indoors. Stock up again."
He said the new storm wouldn't be nearly as strong as Sandy, but could pack winds "stronger than usual, even strong for a nor'easter."
Pollina warned of the potential for more beach erosion and coastal flooding, depending on tides. Moderate rain is predicted.