Storm force winds are a threat to New Jersey's battered shoreline on Wednesday night and Thursday.

The National Weather Service in its briefing about the storm is calling for winds of 55-65MPH, moderate coastal flooding and wintry precipitation in northwest New Jersey. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy's storm damage the risk of beach erosion is greater.

A High Wind Watch and  Coastal Flood Watch have been issued for Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

"Dunes have been weakened or washed away, bulkheads damaged or destroyed" by Sandy cautions the NWS, worsening the impact from coastal flooding and strong wave action.

The nor'easter will bring 1-2 inches of rain to the area with the highest amounts closed to the Atlantic coast. Rain will likely mix with or change to snow in northern New Jersey.