Over the past 24 hours, the likelihood of a “very dangerous autumn storm system” next week has increased, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly.
This would affect the entire state, including Gloucester County and West Deptford.
Hurricane Sandy already ripped through Jamaica and is currently bearing down on Cuba. Although there is still some uncertainty whether Sandy is headed this way, Mitchell Gaines, NWS meteorologist, said the potential for a storm has risen.
“There could be strong, damaging winds, heavy rainfall with streams and rivers flooding and coastal flooding as well,” Gaines said.
The timetable for any impact from Hurricane Sandy turning into a potential nor’easter, Gaines said, would be Sunday, Monday or Tuesday.
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