***In the ABC6 Weather Center, we continue to keep a close eye on Hurricane Sandy as she moves up the East coast into the weekend...
Here is the latest thinking on the projected track of Hurricane Sandy. It is expected to make landfall near Delaware on Tuesday morning with winds over 75 mph extending up to 100 miles out from the center of the storm, and winds over 35 mph extending upwards of 300 miles out front he center of the storm. This would put Providence right on the edge of the 35 mph wind range (with higher gusts possible). After landfall, Sandy is expected to jog to the north/northeast sometime on Wednesday, possibly causing several inches of rain and gusty winds (20-30 mph gusts) across all of New England from Wednesday into Friday.
Very nice today with sunshine and highs in the upper 60s. Cool tonight with lows in the upper 40s. Tomorrow the calm continues with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 60s. The moisture from Sandy will begin with clouds Sunday and showers by Sunday night, look for highs on Sunday near 60.
The effects from Sandy will be felt Monday through at least Wednesday night with wind and rain, depending on the track from the storm we could see gusts to 70 mph and 3-5 inches of rain, although at this point the winds do not look to be higher than 35-45 with higher gusts. Coastal flooding as well as local flooding is very possible. Stay tuned for the latest on Sandy throughout the weekend.