Air force hurricane hunter reconnaissance aircraft found an alarming drop in the central barometric pressure of the storm this morning down to 942mb or 27.81 inches of mercury on the barometer indicating a deepening or intensifying low pressure system.
Sandy is having an influence on the weather in every state est of the Mississippi River with 55 million people in the path of the storm. The "Frankenstorm" or "The Perfect Storm" the sequel will have dangerous waves, storm surge, high mountain snow, flooding and damaging winds increasing today and tomorrow from North Carolina to Southern New England. Severe conditions will expand inland hundreds of miles as the storm transitions into a super Nor'easter on steroids, leading to millions without power and tens of billions in damage.
Damage will vary greatly from place to place but have a very large geographic coverage from Maine to North Carolina and West to West Virginia and Lake Michigan. The storm will linger in parts of the Northeast US through Thursday, with the storm impacting election swing states OH, PA, VA, and NH. Light snow is possible tonight in the peaks of the Northeast Georgia mountains, and strong gusty winds and cold wind chill factors will be felt here in Atlanta through tomorrow as the gales of November come early.
The eye or center of Sandy will move ashore on the New Jersey coast this evening. Atlanta will have temperatures cooler than normal all week long but stay dry. Highs only in the low to mid 50s next couple days moderating to the low to mid 60s by Friday with lows in the low to middle 30s. Winds will gust out of the NW at times to around 40 mph this afternoon and early this evening.