Gulp! Gulp! Where’s the Excedrin?
The storm may affect the regions anywhere between "Election Day (Tuesday) into next Thursday," the National Weather Service's prediction center said in a statement Thursday afternoon.
"Increasing winds along coastal New England and coastal Mid-Atlantic states Tuesday onward may lead to some coastal flooding and beach erosion," it added.
Forecaster Bruce Sullivan told the Huffington Post that the storm wouldn't be as bad as Superstorm Sandy and isn't tropical. But it could include snow in interior New England and New York, beach erosion and high winds for areas hit by Sandy and moderate or heavier rainfall. Winds could be about 30 to 40 mph.
"I wouldn't get too alarmed yet," Sullivan said. "But it's something we're going to be watching over the next few days and fine-tuning. Anything that could hamper clean-up efforts is something that could be watched."
The fact that it's six days out means "there's room for optimism," Sullivan said, but he added: "From what I'm Iooking at, there's a concern."