Latest forecasts are still conflicted on Hurricane Sandy's exact track, said Weatherbug Meteorologist Andrew Rosenthal.
"One scenario merges Sandy with a Midwest upper-level low pressure, tracking it sharply into the Mid-Atlantic. Most others merge it with the same upper-level disturbance off Cape Cod early next week, flinging it back to the southern New England Coast and New York City area," Rosenthal wrote for the Weatherbug Hurricane Center at 5 a.m. Oct. 26.
"Regardless, all interests along the East Coast should pay particularly close attention to the progress of this hurricane during the next several days."
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather statement this morning.
"There is increasing confidence that the tri-state area will feel the impacts of a dangerous coastal storm late this weekend into early next week," the NWS stated. "This includes the potential for heavy rainfall and (result in) significant urban, small stream and river flooding, high winds causing widespread downing of trees and power lines and significant shoreline impacts from coastal flooding and beach erosion."
The impact and storm-related damages will depend on the exact track of the storm, which is not known yet, the NWS stated.