'Frankenstorm:' Effects of Hurricane Sandy May Hit Montgomery County Sunday

Saturday should be calm and a good day to prepare for the storm, according to the National Weather Service.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Montgomery County residents have time this weekend to prepare for what could be a monster of a hurricane early next week.

Saturday will be 67, with a 20 percent chance of rain.

But by Sunday morning Hurricane Sandy, dubbed "Frankenstorm," is expected to be off the coast of the Carolinas on a northbound trajectory. Forecasters see Sandy coming onshore sometime late Sunday or Monday, according to NWS meteorologist Jason Elliott, but we’ll feel the impact ahead of that. 

"After Sunday," he said, "things keep going downhill.” 

The area should expect “at least” tropical storm-force winds across the area and heavy rain, Elliott said, but it’s too early to tell exactly how fast those winds will blow and how much rain we’ll get.

Sandy is already responsible for 21 deaths across the Caribbean, according to NPR, and NWS meteorologist Paul Kocin told Bloomberg News that this could be a storm unlike any we've seen in awhile.

"What we’re seeing in some of our models is a storm at an intensity that we have not seen in this part of the country in the past century,” Kocin told Bloomberg. 


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