By Katie Fehlinger
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hurricane Sandy is still churning up the eastern seaboard, currently as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds up to 80 mph and gusts up to 100 mph. The latest track now takes the storm into central Delaware as a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday morning.
Regardless of the eventual path, the entire Delaware Valley needs to prepare for a significant impact from this storm as early as late Sunday. Now is the time to prepare – we still have a two day nice weather window of opportunity to get ready. Through tomorrow we’ll see just clouds with highs in the low 70s.
Conditions start to deteriorate Sunday, with rain and wind beginning to pick up as a strong upper level system moves in from the west to meet Sandy approaching from the south. We will feel the main brunt of the storm Monday and Tuesday, with damaging winds, torrential rain, coastal flooding and beach erosion as likely threats.
Depending on the exact track of Sandy, we may be looking at widespread power outages and inland flooding problems. We’ll continue to bring you the latest on this dangerous storm.