TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Forecasters now expect Hurricane Sandy to come ashore in southern New Jersey soon.
The National Weather Service says the center of the storm will likely hit the southern tip of the state by early evening with sustained winds of about 90 mph. Gusts could be even higher than that.
The storm is expected to weaken after it hits land.
The hurricane-force winds extend up to 175 miles from the storm’s center, particularly to the southwest.
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