Could Sandy hit Connecticut?
As Tropical Storm Sandy makes it way toward Jamaica today, Tuesday, Oct. 23, weather forecasters in the Northeast are keeping an eye on the storm and warning of a potential impact in the Wilton area.
That potential, for now, is small.
"There is a low probability of significant rainfall and strong winds sometime early next week," according to a hazardous weather outlook report for southern Connecticut issued Tuesday by the National Weather Service.
"This will depend on the track of Tropical Cyclone Sandy that is still south of the Caribbean Islands," the weather service reported. "However, this storm may very well just move out to sea and have little, if any, impact on our weather."
The storm is expected to become a hurricane on Wednesday as it approaches Jamaica, according to the National Hurricane Center. Computer models, according to the hurricane center, show Sandy going over Jamaica, eastern Cuba and the Bahamas before possibly approaching the Eastern Seaboard.
The weather service stressed that as of now there is a low probability for Sandy to impact on southern Connecticut — and it would still be "around a week away — so stay tuned to later forecasts throughout the week."