Sandy’s Future and Possible Impacts to Southern New EnglandOctober 23rd, 2012 at 5:48 am by T.J. Del Santo under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
Sandy is south of Jamaica and is forecasted to move across Cuba as a Category 1 Hurricane, then slowly weaken as it moves across the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting Sandy to become a “subtropical” storm, a storm with tropical and non-tropical characteristics. Where Sandy goes from there is still in question.
The European computer model shows Sandy heading into Southern New England early next week while another, the GFS, has it staying far offshore. Rain and wind are likely with either scenario, but a much more severe storm would result if Sandy does move into S’rn New England. In fact, a storm surge is possible with the European computer model’s scenario. There are many uncertainties with Sandy, and we encourage you to check back for updates through the week and weekend.