NEW YORK (Nov. 5, 2012) — Another storm with high winds is making its way to battered New York and New Jersey, where thousands are still without power.
On Sunday, the National Weather Service predicted that a Nor’easter that could include wind gusts of up to 55 mph will reach the area by Wednesday and may compound the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, according to the Associated Press.
NWS meteorologists are advising residents to prepare for more outages, stay indoors and stock up again.
The storm is not expected to be as strong as Sandy, the AP said, but it could be stronger than usual.
The number of power outages fell to 1.9 million on Sunday morning, down from 2.5 million the previous afternoon. A quarter of New Jersey and almost a tenth of New York remained in the dark Sunday, according to Reuters News Service. At its peak, more than 8.5 million customers were without power.
The strongest winds, the NWS says, likely will be seen on eastern Long Island, the AP reported. The highest gusts in New York City would probably be 40 mph, while Atlantic City, N.J., could see gusts up to 45 mph.
The gusts will be weaker farther inland.