It's been a damp and dreary day in our area today, but not terribly story so far (with that said, there are as of this writing (around 5:30pm) over a thousand power outages being reported.
Sandy will make landfall in New Jersey this evening, with the most significant damage expected to fall in the New Jersey/New York City region. We will be on the northern edge of the storm, close enough to experience some periods of rain tonight and Tuesday, with some gusty winds tonight and tomorrow morning. A Flood Watch has been posted for much of Maine for tonight and tomorrow, where we will witness around 1-3" of rain. In addition, a Coastal Flood Advisory is up for the coasts of Hancock and Washington counties, where the storm surge could reach 1-3 feet 9 especially around the time of high tide which will arrive tonight around 11:30, and tomorrow morning around 11:45.
Also, a High Wind Warning has been posted for most of Maine, where gusts between 40 to 60 mph will blow tonight and into Tuesday morning.
The remnants of Sandy (in the form of low pressure) will hang around the northeast for most of this week, so after the winds relax and the rain stops our weather pattern will stay fairly gloomy and damp.
The good news? Finally some drier air will arrive on Friday, so it appears we will observe the return on blue sky and sunshine just as the weekend arrives. We'll be ready for it by then for sure!