The latest stats on Sandy have the storm moving NNE at 10mph. The storm had also decreased in strength down to a Tropical Storm but now is back at a Category 1 Hurricane with sustained winds at 75mph and gusts up to 85mpg.
The track of the storm continues to make landfall south of us somewhere along the New Jersey/Delaware coastline. That does not mean we are in the clear. Winds are going to be a major issue especially with all the weight of leaves on trees, long duration power outages are possible. Winds are expected to range between 30-50mph with potential gusts over that.
Also with the astronomical high tide, tides will be a good 4-6 feet higher which will cause beach erosion. Sandy could also bring waves 10-20 feet along the coastline.
We will start to see showers late Sunday and by Monday heavier rain and wind is likely. The brunt of what we will feel here in Southern New England will come Monday night into Tuesday and may continue into early Wednesday.