All is calm in Atlantic City, but emergency management officials aren’t taking any chances with Hurricane Sandy barreling up the coast. They’re expected to meet Friday to lay out a storm plan. It’s something many Jersey Shore towns are doing as well.
Hurricane Sandy is currently a category 2 storm right now and it is forecasted to transition into a large coastal storm as it moves northward toward our region.
Mother Nature is bringing a different set of weather issues to the opposite ends of Pennsylvania – rain in the east and snow in the west.
How about those winds on Friday night and Saturday and even now on Sunday?
Sunshine is great…but wind gusts to 40 mph aren’t.
Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning near Cape Lookout in North Carolina. It is still a Cat 1 storm as it moves up the coast. Heavy rain in Delaware before 10:30 and that is going to be increasing and moving north.
As of 5 o’clock this morning, Hurricane Irene was downgraded to a Category 2 storm with winds averaging 110 mph. This is a very large storm, with tropical storm force winds extending almost 300 miles from the storm’s center, and the outer bands of showers were reaching eastern Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas Friday morning.
A mandatory evacuation of Cape May County’s barrier islands began Thursday afternoon, and an evacuation of the rest of the county’s residents was ordered for 8 a.m. Friday.
Three days out from Irene’s arrival in the Delaware Valley, we currently have a track that is pretty much a worst-case scenario for the region.
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A strong storm system that is blanketing the region is expected to drop several inches of rain and bring gusty winds late Thursday night into Friday.