Hurricane Sandy Could Threaten Northeastern U.S.The storm could wreak havoc in Washington D.C., New York and Boston
As Sandy reached hurricane strength on Wednesday morning and churned toward Jamaica and the Bahamas, the Northeastern United States faced an unexpected threat: Some forecast models have positioned the potentially destructive storm on a path to hit cities in the Northeast, according to AccuWeather.com.
These models indicate that the storm could swirl along the Southeastern coast from Florida to the Carolinas, then move inland, hitting Norfolk, Va., Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Boston early next week.
Still, other models predict a less severe outlook, and show the storm grazing the coast before being swept eastward, Accuweather.com reports.
The realm of possibilities continues to range from Sandy escaping out to sea, with nothing more than blustery, much cooler air sweeping in, to a dynamic storm turning inland packing coastal flooding, flooding rainfall, high winds, downed trees, power outages, travel mayhem and even Appalachian snow.
Forecasters continue to monitor the storm's progress, as well as its potential impact on the Eastern U.S. coast.
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