Sandy Weakens, Still Dangerous
BOSTON — Sandy is no longer a hurricane. Technically.
A storm must reach a wind speed of 74 miles per hour to be classified as a hurricane. Just short of that, at 70 miles per hour, Sandy is now considered a very strong tropical storm.
According to meteorologist Mark Rosenthal, the storm was located, as of early Saturday morning, about 300 miles south of Charleston, S.C., and is moving northeast at about 10 miles per hour.
Rosenthal says Sandy will probably take a “left hook” around the Jersey Shore by late Monday night, or early Tuesday morning, with winds picking up in the Boston area Sunday night.
He expects the worst of the storm to strike Boston on Monday with winds up to 40 to 80 miles per hour and 1 to 3 inches of heavy rain, as well as coastal flooding and power outages.