The storm is on its way! The brunt of the storm will impact the Capital Region late tonight. Here is the latest update from Meteorologist Paul Caiano from WNYT.
The forecast path of Sandy has it making landfall around Midnight tonight in southern New Jersey. This will bring devastating effects along the coastline of downstate New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Locally, we continue to anticipate a significant wind event. While we will have some heavy rain to deal with, it will not be to the levels of what Irene brought us 14 months ago. The heaviest rains will fall along the eastern slopes of the Catskills, Adirondacks, the Greens and the Berkshires with some locations perhaps seeing 6″.
Look for the wind to pick up as we head toward lunchtime on today. The wind will continue to increase through the day as wind gusts will approach 50 to 60 miles per hour Monday afternoon into Monday night. Across the higher terrain and our southern counties, wind gusts may approach 70 miles per hour.
Sandy will be slow to depart, meaning unsettled weather for most of the work week…breezy with scattered showers.
Please make sure that you take precautions to take care of your family and pets!
Stay tuned to www.wnyt.com for updates
Local school closings: http://wnyt.com/article/10535/