While millions continue to cope and clean up after Sandy, the last thing anyone wants is another storm to add to the misery.
Fortunately, there are no equals to Sandy to be found on the weather forecast maps. However, there is some indication that a more typical storm for November will form along the Atlantic coast next week and travel northeastward.
If the storm develops quickly right along the coast, rain would break out and spread northward over the mid-Atlantic and New England. A slower developing storm would tend to swing out over the ocean and dodge much of the mid-Atlantic but could still reach part of New England.
The timing window of the storm would be Tuesday night into Thursday.
Any storm along or off the coast will kick up some wind, surf and seas. The difference being for coastal concerns is whether winds would blow onshore or offshore, and that is dependent on the track.
At least the storm does not appear to be the type to bring extensive damage, but a track near the coast could push the tide up a bit with the potential for additional beach erosion and minor overwash in unprotected areas.
If the storm were to track just right and enough cold air were to enter the storm, accumulating snow could even fall in some inland locations as well as those near the coast.
The building blocks for this non-tropical storm were located over the northern Pacific as of Thursday, part of a big storm southwest of Alaska.
The big Pacific storm will eject a couple of smaller storms over North America.
Both of these will break up moving southeastward across the Rockies and Plains this weekend, then reorganize along the coast next week. It is the second of the two that has the best chance of turning northward along the East coast.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists will continue to track the storm for next week and any significant impacts from rain, wind, surf and snow.
In the meantime, the chill will stick around into the weekend with bouts of wind.
At least many folks who have been dealing with long cleanup hours, long lines and other disruptions to their lives will be able to get a needed extra hour of sleep as standard time resumes early Sunday morning.
For the remainder of the week and into the weekend, morning clouds will give way to mostly sunny skies.
Dry weather will return Friday and Saturday with clouds and sunshine each day and into the afternoon.
A warmup is in store for Los Angeles that will remain into the weekend and early next week.
Many across the East may have thought that the calendar flipped back to winter due to the cold blast that brought a dramatic drop in temperatures and even snow to some communities.
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