LITTLE FALLS - It's shaping up to be a weekend of worry as people across New Jersey prepare for the worst from Hurricane Sandy.
News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist James Gregorio says Sandy is expected meet with a wintry storm chugging across the country from the west and frigid air streaming south from Canada on Tuesday morning, creating a hybrid "super storm."
Heavy rain could cause flooding along rivers and streams inland. Strong winds are expected to down trees and power lines.
Officials say, however, that rivers are at lower levels now than they were in the days leading up to Hurricane Irene. The Passaic River at Little Fills is expected remain at around 2 feet by Sunday, four feet below flood stage.
Nevertheless, authorities are warning residents in flood-prone areas to be vigilant and prepared for the worst.
Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik released a statement early today saying he's put his entire staff on "full alert." The sheriff also said various specialty units and emergency response teams have been activated and are now on call ready for immediate deployment.