As you know - Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc all along the East Coast. Flooding, power outages, fires, etc. Now that the storm itself is over the clean up begins which is arguablly the hardest part of severe weather. The last thing anyone needs in that part of the country is another system that brings more rain and snow. Unfortunately, that may happen as early as next week.
As of now it looks like an area of low pressure will start to develop off the Carolina coast on Tuesday. By Wednesday it could move north along the coast and affect areas like the Jersey Shore and New York City - both of which were hit hard by Sandy.
This "nor'easter" wouldn't be near as damaging as Sandy was but it could really hamper clean up efforts. It could possibly produce heavy rainfall and wind gusts of up to 40 mph as well as snow in interior parts of the New England area.
As of right now Wednesday and Thursday seem to be the days when this system is the most organized. Here's a look at what a European computer model is predicting for Wednesday evening.
This is the same model that predicted Hurricane Sandy a week in advance. The good news is that this possible storm is still five or six days out and many things can change between now and then. However, this is definitely something to watch in the coming days.
Meteorologist, Nick Kosir