Bracing for Frankenstorm
Monday, October 29, 2012 2:17 PMby
Hurricane Sandy will mean high winds, heavy rains, flood warnings to local region
If you and the kids are going trick-or-treating on Wednesday, be ready for some wet and windy conditions.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the U-S east coast near New Jersey and New York by late Monday night, and Bayshore Broadcasting weather specialist John Wilson tells us we will feel the effects.
Wilson says the worst of it will hit Tuesday, with heavy rains and north winds gusting upwards of 80 to 100 kilometres an hour.
He says normally a minimal hurricane wouldn't be a big concern for our region -- but he adds the storm will take a left-turn inland Monday night, instead of moving out to sea.
Wilson says to be prepared for wind damage -- including downed trees -- and some minor flood threats in the area, with 50 to 75 millimetres of rain expected over a three-day span.
He says another thing that concerns him is the duration of the storm, which will linger over Pennsylvania for about four days.