Sandy Aims for Southern Ontario
Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:02 AMby
Weather specialist John Wilson forecasts 50 to 75 mms of rain this week.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to be felt by 60-million Americans in the eastern third of the U-S -- along with millions of Canadians from southern Ontario to the Maritimes.
Forecasters say Sandy will make landfall in New Jersey late Monday or early Tuesday.
It's a Category-One hurricane with winds of 120-kilometres an hour.
New York City has a 65 per cent change of seeing gale-force winds on Tuesday afternoon.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for all of Southern Ontario including our area, warning of wet, windy and wild weather beginning late Monday. (Goderich, Port Elgin, Wiarton, Owen Sound, Meaford, Collingwood, Orillia)
Bayshore Broadcasting weather specialist John Wilson says we can expect strong winds Tuesday and Wednesday with gusts to 80 kilometres an hour.
There will also be a lot of rain in what remains of Hurricane Sandy by then.
We can expect up to 50 millimetres of rain or about two inches on Tuesday and possible the same amount on Wednesday.
Wilson says the storm is affectionately known as Frankenstorm - being a hybrid of a monster storm - just as Frankenstein was a hybrid monster.Already, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority is issuing a flood watch.
The Authority says the watch is due to the amount of rainfall that is expected over the next few days.