Sandy Moving North of the Bahamas
Hurricane Sandy has weaken to a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Sandy is located about 15 miles north of the Bahamas or 480 miles south of Charleston, SC and moving to the northwest at 10 mph and expected to remain a weak category 1 hurricane for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, Sandy is expected to slow today followed by a turn to the north later tonight. On Saturday Sandy will turn to the northeast remaining in the open waters of the Atlantic. The big question will be where Sandy will make landfall along the Atlantic Coast of the US. The hurricane models vary between the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. It is expected to bring strong winds and heavy precipitation to the area towards the start of the work week as it merges with a winter storm arriving out of the Upper Midwest.