Should the Jersey Shore Prepare for ‘The Perfect Storm?’
Tropical Storm Sandy will soon form in the Caribbean, and its final destination range from bypassing the East Coast to creating a nightmare for millions of people.
Tropical Depression 18 formed in the central Caribbean at midday today and should strengthen into Tropical Storm Sandy by tomorrow.
The worst case scenario for the East Coast involves future Sandy paralleling the coast from Florida to the Carolinas this weekend before being drawn inland into the mid-Atlantic or New England early next week.
While the Southeast coast would face heavy rain, strong winds and rough surf, far more serious impacts await communities from Virginia to Maine if this solution pans out.
Not only would destructive winds and widespread flooding rain accompany Sandy onshore, but a significant storm surge would unfold near and northeast of its center.
It should be noted that the exact path of Sandy is still unknown and that there is a good chance that certain weather scenarios could spare the Jersey Shore from a potentially dangerous storm.
Be sure to keep listening to 94.3 The Point and check Meteorologist Alan Kasper's forecast page for the latest.