All interests along the East Coast of the United States from Florida to Maine should monitor the progress of Sandy.
As of 8 am EDT, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Haiti, the Florida East Coast from Ocean Reef to Flagler Beach, Lake Okeechobee and the remainder of the southeastern Bahamas.
The center of Hurricane Sandy was located by an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft near latitude 21.6 north…longitude 75.5 west.
Sandy is moving toward the north near 18 mph…30 km/h…and this general motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward the north-northwest and a decrease in forward speed are expected tonight and Friday.
On the forecast track…the center of Sandy will move near or over the central Bahamas later today and tonight…and move near or over the northwestern Bahamas on Friday.
Tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area along the East Coast of Florida tonight and Friday…and are possible in the watch area Friday night.
Follow the latest updates on Tropicalwx.com