Hurricane Sandy update, Monday 4AM

  ** Sandy still a Category 1 hurricane with sustained wind speeds at 75mph. The minimum pressure is at 950mb. The track has remained basically the same. Landfall expected tonight into early tomorrow morning along the NJ coastline. Effects already being felt here in SNE with wind gusts over 30mph at 4AM **

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6AM TODAY UNTIL 2AM TUESDAY
COASTAL FLOOD WARNING FROM 6AM TODAY THROUGH 1PM TUESDAY

RAIN FROM SANDY WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE TODAY AND WINDS ALONG THE COAST WILL AVERAGE 20-40MPH.SHOWERY RAIN AND WINDS 25-45 WILL BE HERETHIS AFTERNOON. DURING LATE THIS AFTERNOON,SHOWERY RAIN WILL CONTINUE WITH SOME TROPICAL DOWNPOURS..WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE TO 30-50 ESPECIALLY ALONG THE COAST . BY THIS EVENING WINDS ESPECIALLY ALONG THE COAST WILL BE 40-60 WITH GUSTS TO 75MPH ..EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AROUND MIDNIGHT TO 2AM,SANDY WILL MAKE LANDFALL CLOSE TO SOUTH JERSEY. THE WORST OF THE WIND DAMAGE WILL BE THIS AFTERNOON INTOEARLY TUESDAY MORNING WHERE WINDS WILL BE 40-60 WITH GUSTS ESPECIALLY ALONG THE SOUTH COAST TO 75 MPH…

TOTAL RAIN FALL AMOUNT ON THE ORDER OF 2-5 INCHES POSSIBLE SOME LOCAL FLOODING LIKELY
MODERATE TO SEVER BEACH EROSION LIKELY
TIDES WILL RUN 3-6 FT. ABOVE NORMAL DURING THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE TONIGHT AROUND 8PM . STORM SURGE ALONG THE COASTWILL BE MODERATE
WAVES OFF SHORE 25-35FT.
DOWNED TREE BRANCHES AND SOME TREES CAN BE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING..
SHOWERY RAIN WILL CONTINUE WEDNESDAY WITH STILL SOME WIND GUSTS TO 30 MPH… ABC 6.COM METEOROLOGIST STEVE CASCIONE