Nightly News | October 26, 2012
>>> good evening, we're going into a situation this weekend that is very scary for a whole lot of people. i want to read you a quote from a veteran forecaster today, he says we are in uncharted territory here, i have never seen anything like this, i never saw anything like it, at a loss to describe what it could do. it is near certain that hurricane sandy will make landfall, rather than turning out to sea, end of quote. dire predictions like that are coming days in advance, despite the storm that was shredded by dry air all day. not much to look at, not very powerful as the center of it sits off the coast of miami. this is what is going to happen, the set-up, the chemical reaction , when it takes a left hook, oceans will surge, trees hook. oceans will surge, trees will come down, portions of the coastline could be ravaged. we have it covered and want to talk to janice huff , how are we so confident it will blow up in size and make that left hook? well, brian, there is still uncertainty with the track of the storm, but there is a certainty that it will intensify, moving into parts of the midwest, and helping the storm to pick up and energize even more. it is weaker now, the category 1 topping winds of 75. moving away from the bahamas, there is a chance it could be weaker by saturday afternoon. but then they project it will bring it back up to category 1 status, but they found it all the way to virginia, and maybe even the outer banks will feel its effects by then. the storm is expected to move onshore by monday and tuesday afternoon, possibly as a very strong hurricane or maybe even another type of storm, a nor'easter, moving onshore, all depending on where it moves onshore is how severe it will be. but the entire area will feel the effects, whether you're inland or along the coast. you know, the spaghetti trackers, here, all over the place. but most of them are concentrated between rhode island and washington, d.c. so there is a possibility, that across the south of maryland , parts of the new jersey shore , the maryland coastline will see the stronger impacts in terms of the storm surge , and heavy rain , as well. this projection brings all the rain north to southern new jersey and virginia and maryland by sunday, monday, afternoon, monday night into tuesday is when it would be the worse, brian.
>> not helped by the fact we have a full moon .