8AM Update – Sandy maintains strength as high tide approaches

8 a.m. update – Sandy has started making the NW turn. Sandy is centered about 265 miles SE of Atlantic City, New Jersey and moving NNW at 20 mph. Sandy will continue to turn northwest later today. The center of the storm will likely make landfall tonight in southern New Jersey. 

We will continue to have heavy rain, tropical storm strength winds, and tidal flooding. As Sandy moves up the coast we will tend to see less rain farther south and more rain north.

Wind gusts will continue to reach into 60mph range, especially for the Eastern Shore. Our next high tide is mid-morning, 9:24 am for Sewells Point. This will be the peak of tidal flooding for most of the area. The exception is the Bay side of the Eastern Shore. As the winds shift later today and tonight expect a surge of 2 to 3 feet. Conditions for everyone will gradually improve through Tuesday.