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Expect High Winds Wednesday and Thursday

The National Weather Service warns there could be more power outages and further damage from lingering storm debris.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning and a coastal flood warning for our area Wednesday, as a "powerful nor'easter" moves up from the Carolinas.

Though this storm is not expected to have near the magnitude of Hurricane Sandy, nor'easters can pose serious threats. Click here to learn more.

The National Weather Service is predicting that areas significantly affected by Sandy last week will be more susceptible to high winds, citing the possibility of more downed trees and increased power outages.

The high wind warning is in effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. Winds are expected from the north between 30-40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

"This is a particularly dangerous situation," the service said, "especially for the areas that were hardest hit by the storm last week." The strongest winds are expected Wednesday afternoon into evening, with the highest winds at the coast.

According to the weather alert, "Structures and trees weakened by the storm last week may be further damaged by another round of high winds. This can result in renewed power outages, particularly in areas where the electrical system remains in a weakened state. Debris from last week's storm could become a hazard during this new storm."

The NWS is also predicting moderate coastal flooding between Wednesday 6 a.m. and Thursday at 6 a.m. High tide at Sandy Hook will be at 1:18 a.m. on Wednesday, 2:12 a.m.

At Seaside Heights, high tide occurs at 12:48 p.m. Wednesday and 1:42 a.m. Thursday.

"Numerous roadways will flood and additional minor to moderate property damage is possible... The tides and the wave action will result in additional moderate to major beach erosion," the NWS said.

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