Hurricane Sandy Threatens Wind, Rain Mid-week As Weakened Storm

The exact path remains to be seen, but forecast models indicate Hurricane Sandy won't just swing out to sea as she heads north.


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The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Rhode Island through Wednesday as Hurricane Sandy moves north toward the East Coast. 

"Confidence continues to increase for impacts from Sandy, whether in tropical or sub-tropical form," the outlook states. 

Either a direct path through or close pass to the area could create coastal flooding, or, of more concern to people in Woonsocket, hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall.

"There is a consensus forming in weather forecast models that hurricane Sandy is unlikely to go out to sea," according to The Washington Post

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WPRI.com reports Sandy's projected path has a 250-mile margin of error, with some models sending it to Delaware and others pointing toward northern New England.

Sandy's ultimate path remains unknown. In fact, the National Weather Service's seven-day forecast for Woonsocket only lists a 50 percent chance of rain Wednesday.

But it doesn't hurt to be prepared. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency offers these hurricane preparedness tips.

WoonsocketPatch will continue to provide updates on Sandy's path as they become available.

Doctor October 25, 2012 at 02:26 PM
There is a block in the northern atlantic which could prevent Sandy from turning out to sea which is still a possibility. If this turn does not occur Sandy will follow a path between the block and the jet stream which could bring the storm directly on our door steps. Recommendations, time to prepare is now.
English first October 26, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Lets not run around with our heads cut off. It is only a category 1 at this time and Woonsocket is far enough from the shore that we will not be in extreme danger. I need to go now though and get my milk and bread.


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