Sandy's track is trending west, as mentioned in my previous post. After further analysis, it looks like we could get some impacts along the Carolina coast after all! The storm will be, and already is, pretty massive! Tropical storm force winds will likely extend up to 250-300 mph from the center of circulation. This means, as the storm moves north in the Atlantic, it could spawn tropical storm watches/warnings along SC/NC coasts, meaning winds could exceed 37 mph. Some showers will be possible as the outer bands graze the eastern half of SC and NC.
The biggest concern is for the northeast. It could This could be a historic or even unprecedented storm for big cities like NYC, Boston, Washington DC potentially. Winds will be powerful with the storm as it moves north and potentially becomes extra topical near New England. Our models are hinting that the storm MIGHT stay tropical, or warm-cored, all the way to the northeast. The storm will be reinforced by a strong trough and cold front, which could combine to a beast of a storm.
The storm is portrayed on GFS and Euro models as EXPLODING over the waters off New England, possibly becoming as strong as a hurricane as it comes onshore. This thing is just ridiculous. It could cause sustained winds over 70 mph, torrential rains, coastal erosion, etc. It could have major implications on the power grids and communication. All I can say is that those from Virginia northward (especially along the coast) need to watch Sandy's every move.
This is meant to overhype, but I'll say that the model trends do have my concerned for the high populations areas to our north! I'm hoping everyone stays aware and we'll see what happens with tomorrow's models.