The latest from the National Hurricane Center (latest information released 11pm, Saturday) has “Sandy” at hurricane strength moving Northeast at 14mph with 75 MPH wind gusts. The most recent run of the hurricane track computer models are clustering the forecast track into a tighter zone now – mainly between southern Delaware north to northern New Jersey, essentially making landfall somewhere along the coast of New Jersey – sometime Monday night.
We will stay mostly dry for the day tomorrow. By tomorrow evening some showers are possible, but Monday is really when the significant rain and increasing winds move in. The height of the storm will be late Monday into Tuesday morning.
We are likely to see:
- Rain 1-4″
-Damaging Winds 20-45 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph
-Numerous power outages
Also, the following watched were issued by the National Weather Service…
A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY AND HAMPSHIRE COUNTY FROM 8AM MONDAY UNTIL 2PM TUESDAY, AND BERKSHIRE COUNTY FROM 12PM MONDAY UNTIL 6AM WEDNESDAY .
A HIGH WIND WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR FRANKLIN, HAMPDEN, AND HAMPSHIRE COUNTY FROM 9AM MONDAY UNTIL 2AM TUESDAY, AND BERKSHIRE COUNTY FROM 6AM MONDAY UNTIL 6AM TUESDAY
Some unsettled weather will continue for your Halloween and later end of the week as well.
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