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Good morning everyone thank you for joining us on our special coverage today of hurricane sandy it is Monday.
It's October 20 ninth -- sizes historic her reach unprecedented.
Just take a look at these pictures so far -- -- monster storm march on her way now up big East Coast.
So where is she anywhere she go in and who she -- right now we have live team coverage for you this morning and according Mindy is in.
New York -- -- is being Rahal with -- beach Delaware Mike Emanuel is in Orlando Florida.
And Fox News meteorologist Maria Molina is in the weather center and first up it will be eight.
Maria -- you have the latest on the storm's track where we heading when's it.
-- yeah that's right we're looking at -- still a category one hurricane maximum sustained winds of -- on the panel we're looking at yesterday.
Now -- 85 miles per hour and it is forecast to continue to strength in forecasts at maximum sustained winds at ninety miles per hour by the time it does -- landfall across central and southern New Jersey.
As we head -- later on this evening into tonight but it's a large -- isn't so we don't -- -- talk about just where to -- -- -- is going to move.
Out from one end to the others see -- spans about 800 miles -- massive storm system.
-- has a little bit of everything so has -- characteristics.
And it's also making a transition to more of a -- eastern time storm.
And we're actually seeing some snowfall associated with C and it's three eat and -- -- with a strong winds blizzard conditions are expected so a number of blizzard warnings are in effect across West Virginia.
Basically through Wednesday morning very heavy rain already set up across the DC Baltimore area that area shaded in red is likely rainfall rates.
All of our happenings per outward that is a bullseye of where we're expecting some of the heaviest rain -- relations.
Because of rain will continue they're not only for -- for tonight but even as we head into your Tuesday and Wednesday so many of you will be seeing rainfall accumulations.
Actually -- Across portions of the mid Atlantic landfall again expected as we head into tonight he eventually see and he will not eat her team the -- -- nor Easter that is not really gonna make a difference as far as impacts we're going to be feeling across northeast.
Coastal areas expecting -- -- -- rise as high as eleven feet across portions of the New York City area the reason for that is that you're on the northern side of the storm.
Where you get that onshore flow that is why we're expecting historical flooding possible across portions of Long Island Sound.
New York Harbor parts of Manhattan will be dealing with some flooding we cannot really know exactly what the impacts will be but that's why we have prepared and Mayor Bloomberg has of course -- -- those evacuations across Sony.
Across a Five Boroughs of the New York City area we hope everyone has heed those warnings.
Timeline as we head into the afternoon hours -- rain will be picking up gusts to 65 miles per hour widespread across northeast into New England.
The worst of the storm Monday night into Tuesday morning when the storm makes -- -- gusts to eighty mile per hour or greater will be.
Possible in this area and of course in the back in of that storm you have the snow we've been talking about across West Virginia and parts of the state of Virginia.
-- some of those -- folks didn't get snow could wind up with four feet of snow before it is all done to.
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