The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service and National Hurricane Centre is issuing constant updates about Hurricane Sandy. The center of Sandy is expected to reach the mid-Atlantic coast Monday evening. Impacts will be felt over a large area.
Hurricane Sandy strengthened a little Monday morning, and is forecast to bring life- threatening storm surge flooding to the mid-Atlantic coast, including Long Island Sound and New York Harbor, as well as coastal hurricane-force winds.
As Sandy approaches land the warm moist air circulating within the hurricane will meet cold air spreading south into the north-eastern USA from Canada. This provides the potential for the storm to develop further and produce severe winds, heavy rain, flooding and even snow on its north and west flanks as it hits land.