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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.For up-to-the minute updates on this story and others, follow Woonsocket Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter.
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.