Just as the Philadelphia suburbs are getting back on their feet following their encounter with Hurricane Sandy last week, another serious coastal storm has the area in its crosshairs.
The Mt. Holly/Philadelphia office of the National Weather Service said Saturday that a "coastal nor'easter" storm system will threaten the area later this week.
The storm, which could arrive as early as Tuesday night, could feature gale force wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. Rainfall is expected near the coast, but temperatures could be low enough in our area to produce wintery precipitation.
The storm "will have greater impact than usual because of the serious impacts from Coastal Storm Sandy," the weather agency said.
The storm is of greatest concern for shore communities, which are still reeling following Sandy's hit on the coast last week and have not had time to rebuild their storm defenses.