Tracking Hurricane Sandy: "This Could Be Historic"
Brand-new tracking satellites show that Hurricane Sandy is headed toward the East Coast and could possibly affect millions late this weekend. Right now, the storm is a category 2 and is projected to hit the mid-Atlantic states up to Maine and northeast Canada.
Meteorologist Janice Dean says it could be a "perfect storm scenario" -- a tropical storm that transitions into an extra tropical storm because an arctic cold front could interact with the system.
The storm could cause extensive, catastrophic damage, according to Dean. Possible effects include coastal flooding, torrential rain, winds of 60-80 mph, downed trees and significant power outages that could last for weeks.
“This could be historic," Dean said.