Weathermen are tripping all over themselves to tell people that this storm won't be nearly as bad as the last one, though.
"Expert Senior Meteorologist" Alex Sosnowski of AccuWeather.com even throws out some boldface type to emphasize that this storm is not another horrifying Frankenstorm that will destroy homes and break New York City and it's like wow, Alex, way too much jazz and excitement for one AccuWeather.com blog post, have a glass of room temperature water and sit down, please.
Fortunately, there are no equals to Sandy to be found on the weather forecast maps.
The storm we're looking at will unfold Tuesday evening into Thursday, and is expected to either:
1) sweep up along the coast, bringing rain and wind to the mid-Atlantic and New England (possibly even some more snow to inland areas)
2) swing out over the ocean before looping back to hit just the northernmost part of New England
The main concern is that any storm off the coast will likely bring further beach erosion and minor flooding to the areas already hardest hit by Sandy.
It will certainly hamper clean-up efforts and make an already joyless task a bit more miserable.
(Image via AccuWeather.com)