High winds and heavy rainfall are increasing as Hurricane Sandy makes her way northward along the East Coast.
During the day Monday, in the Pikesville area, winds will be 29-39 mph, with gusts of up to 55 mph. But, later Monday, those gusts will increase to 70 mph, according to the National Weather Service forecast for Pikesville.
Monday night's weather will be the worst the area receives from the effects of Sandy, which is expected to make landfall in New Jersey tonight, according to the forecast.
There are high wind and flood warnings in effect for our area, as well as a hazardous weather outlook, as of 10:12 a.m. Monday.
The storm is expected to leave up to 6 inches of rain throughout Monday, the forecast states.
Gusts will continue, at up to 60 mph Tuesday and at 29 mph Wednesday.
The high temperature Monday is expected to be 47 degrees. And a high of 52 degrees is expected Tuesday and Wednesday.
Through Wednesday, the low temperatures will be about 40 degrees.