By Donna Thomas, BrowardNET Meteorologist - Post-tropical Storm Sandy is well inland on Tuesday, but the huge system continues to batter an area stretching from Maine to Virginia and westward to the Great Lakes region. Gale force winds, up to 5 inches of additional rain, more coastal flooding, and up to 3 feet of snow in the higher elevations are expected over the next day or two. Sandy has left at least 16 people dead, more than 7 million without power, and at least $10 billion worth of damage. Sandy has virtually brought the New York metro area to a standstill, flooding the subway system and creating massive blackouts by sending a record 13.88 feet of storm surge into Lower Manhattan.
Here in South Florida, we’re seeing a chilly Tuesday morning. Tuesday’s highs will be in the low to mid 70′s. Coastal flooding is still possible, and the risk of dangerous rip currents continues. We’ll see more cool temperatures on Wednesday.