2PM Update: Hurricane Sandy continues to pound Hampton Roads with heavy rain, gusty winds, and significant flooding.
As of the National Hurricane Center’s 2 PM update, Sandy is a Category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds at 75 mph, gusts to 92 mph.
The storm is moving northeast at 14 mph. While the official forecast track keeps the center of Sandy over the Atlantic Ocean through today and Monday, this storm is very large, meaning we will continue to feel its impact.
Keep in mind that Sandy could dump several inches of rainfall across the viewing area, along with wind gusts up to 60 mph or higher. Flooding will also be a major concern, especially in flood-prone areas around high tide over the next couple of days.
Sandy is expected to make landfall near the New Jersey coast early Tuesday.
We’ll continue to keep you updated on Sandy’s track from the Live VIPIR Forecast Center.