The affects of Sandy moving up the east coast over the next several days could be massive. There are so many possibilities, that it could take hours to post those here.
I’ll be honest with you, some of the models are showing images that I’ve never seen before. Sandy may combine with a second storm coming out of the Midwest to create an even stronger system producing epic wide-spread wind, rain and snow events.
For today and into tonight and Saturday, Sandy is a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 80 mph this morning. Tropical storm conditions are expected to spread northward in the warning area along the East Coast of Florida today and tonight…and are possible in the watch area in Florida tonight and Saturday.
Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area in the Carolinas Saturday and Saturday night. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are expected across the Florida Keys into southeastern and east-central Florida..with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches possible. Rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches are possible over far eastern North Carolina.
The best advice for folks along the coastal and inland areas as well, are to follow the instructions of your local Emergency Management Officials. So, if you are asked to leave… take the advisory seriously.