Ready or not, here it comes. If you thought that Hurricane Sandy wasn't quite enough weather for the Northeast these days, you are in...luck? Because it really does appear that we are going to be hit by a Nor'Easter on Wednesday. Flood watch? Check. High wind watch? Check. And how about we throw in a chance of snow for good measure? Check. Yup, Mother Nature can be a bitch.

"It's going to impact areas many areas that were devastated by Sandy. It will not be good," Bruce Terry, the lead forecaster for the National Weather Service, said yesterday. Still, the Nor'Easter heading our way won't carry nearly the destructive force of Sandy, but it could seriously hinder clean up efforts with potential storm surges hitting already hard hit areas. Oh, and "LARGE BREAKING WAVES OF 8 TO 12 FEET ON TOP OF ANY SURGE COULD CAUSE SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONAL BEACH EROSION AND OVERWASH." Not to mention the "damaging" winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Sustained winds could potentially hit 40 mph.

The worst of the storm's coastal problems should hit at high tide early Wednesday afternoon and after midnight that night. But maybe it won't be that bad? A recent Weather Service update says that "RECENT MODEL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THIS AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER MAY BE NUDGED OFFSHORE A BIT FURTHER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT WHICH WOULD LESSEN THE IMPACTS OVER THE NORTHEASTERN CONUS." They also say to "KEEP IN MIND THAT THE TRACK OF THIS SYSTEM HAS BEEN CHANGING." So fingers crossed!

But if it does hit, be prepared for maybe snow, too. Because why not, y'know? Per the NWS: "ENOUGH LOW-LEVEL COLD AIR WILL WEDGE ITSELF ALONG THE I-95 CORRIDOR TO BRING SOME ACCUMULATING SNOWS FROM DELAWARE UP TO MAINE. THIS CURRENTLY INCLUDES SOME MAJOR METROPOLITAN CITIES INCLUDING PHILADELPHIA...NEW YORK CITY...AND BOSTON WHERE A FEW INCHES ARE POSSIBLE."