9:00 AM | Sandy loses some punch, but more rain and wind today

6-Day Forecast

Today

More rain and wind from Sandy with gusts up to 50 mph, cold, highs in the mid-to-upper 40’s

Tonight

Still more rain possible, breezy, cold, low 40’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy with intervals of sun possible, scattered showers possible, cool, upper 50’s

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, chilly, low 40’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, chilly, low-to-mid 50’s

Friday

Partly sunny, cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, cool, low-to-mid 50’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, cool, low-to-mid 50’s

Discussion

There will be more rain and wind from Sandy today, but nothing like what we experienced during the peak of the storm. Sandy, now a Tropical Storm, has moved into south-central Pennsylvania and it will continue to slowly weaken over the next several hours as it begins a gradually turn to the north. The latest central pressure reading of Sandy is 960 millibars with sustained winds at 65 mph. There is still a very wide area of precipitation associated with this storm that extends west to the western Great Lakes, north to northern New England and south to the Carolinas. Some of the highest preliminary wind gust reports around here include 81 mph in Allentown, 76 mph in Bensalem, 70 mph in Northeast Philadelphia, 68 mph at Philly International Airport and 59 mph in Pottstown. PECO Energy reports that this event is a record-breaker in terms of the most power outages ever in this area for one particular storm.