While the severity and path of the storm grabbing attention is still questionable, the impact would span Monday and Tuesday in central Pennsylvania.
How nasty the weather gets, if nasty at, all depends on the track and strength from Sandy, a hybrid storm, a nor'easter or a simple frontal passage.
In the worst-case scenario, an intense storm, turns inland from the Atlantic Ocean over New Jersey and Pennsylvania early next week.
Such a scenario would deliver high winds, heavy rain and perhaps high-elevation snow. Impacts would range from travel disruptions and foiled activities to downed trees, power outages and flash and urban flooding.
If the storm fails to turn westward over the region, a period or two of rain would occur Saturday night into Monday. Snow showers could occur over the mountains by early next week with noticeably blustery, progressively colder conditions for all.
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Dry weather across the western half of the country continues to spark wildfires, especially across Utah and the Northwest.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are monitoring an area of thunderstorms near Palau for potential tropical development.
Strong and severe thunderstorms from Canada and the northern Plains will shift into the Midwest and Ohio Valley in time for the weekend.
Former Typhoon Matmo continues to wreak havoc across portions of China.
Stormy weather will be the theme for the weekend across the Midwest and Ohio Valley with several chances for severe thunderstorms.
Off New England (1956)
The Andrea Doria, weighing 29,000 tons was rammed by Swedish liner Stockholm, weighing 12,644 tons, near Nantucket Lightship, MA. Andrea Doria was moving westward through fog while the Stockholm moving eastward in clear weather. Andrea Doria emerged from the fog across bow of Stockholm. Andrea Doria sank 12 hours later; 51 killed by impact or drowned before or during rescue attempts.
St. Bonaventure, Quebec (1975)
A tornado struck in the early morning hours wiping out 65 percent of the town, killing 3 persons and injuring 45. 300 persons were left homeless, and at least 100 buildings were destroyed.
Lawton, OK (1990)
A thunderstorm cluster brought 11" of rain.