What Can Be Expected from Sandy
By Quincy Vagell on October 26, 2012, 12:15pm Last modified: October 27, 2012, 3:50pm
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As Hurricane Sandy approaches, we've narrowed the forecast down to 2 tracks.
The storm is still expected to approach late Sunday and into early next week, so there is some time for slight changes in the forecast. However, there is a high probability, 90% or greater, that Sandy will take one of the two tracks above.
Connecticut lies on the northeast edge of the forecast cone, meaning the center of Sandy could pass well southwest of the area. The exact track will determine exactly how severe conditions get.
The storm is very large, so people hundreds of miles from the center will be affected.
This track curves Sandy further to the southwest, bringing the storm into the mid-Atlantic region. If this happens, Connecticut should expect gusty winds and some rain, but widespread damage/flooding would NOT be expected.
This track brings Sandy into the NYC metro area or directly into Connecticut. This is the worst case scenario, as we would get damaging winds and flooding rain. Also, the wind flow would funnel water into Long Island Sound and cause major coastal flooding and a storm surge.
Continue the slideshow for more details on what each track could bring.
This has been updated as of midday Friday.