A strong coastal nor'easter is heading to New Jersey today, less than 10 days after Hurricane Sandy devastated the state.
The storm is expected to make landfall by midday tomorrow with high winds to follow over the next 12 hours, according to Princeton officials.
According to the National Weather Service in Philadelphia/Mount Holly, the storm will bring wind gusts between 55-65 mph, moderate coastal flooding and moderate to severe beach erosion.
Temperatures are expected to drop, bringing wind chills in the 20s and 30s throughout most of the region.
Up to two inches of rain is possible, but will likely mix with or change to snow over much of the region, the NWS reported.
In Princeton, Department of Public Works crews spent Monday and Tuesday clearing tree limbs and branches from the roads. Crews are scheduled to work Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and plows are mounted and salt loaded in case of snow.
The community shelter at John Witherspoon Middle School will remain open until further notice.
This nor’easter will likely exacerbate damage already done to buildings and trees in Hurricane Sandy, forecasters say.