An approaching sea storm may mean a wet start to the Thanksgiving Day week, and could cause coastal flooding, but the National Weather Service said the storm would not be a “high impact event” for the region.

“We do have a 30 to 40 percent chance of rain or drizzle,” said NWS meteorologist Mitchell Gaines. “It may become a little breezy. It’s not going to be a high impact event like the northeaster or Sandy.”

The storm’s effects are expected to be felt from Monday through Wednesday.

Gaines said the event could cause some tidal flooding early next week, but characterized it as a minor threat.

Thanksgiving travel should be free of snow, with lows around 40 degrees in the Atlantic City area, Gaines said.

“It could have some clouds, and some light rain around that could cause some travel difficulties, but nothing major is anticipated at this time,” he said. “Maybe a little breezy, maybe a little rainy, but we can probably get around a little rain and wind after all the weather we’ve had recently.”

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