Hurricane Sandy strengthened into a Category 2 storm overnight as it began bearing down on southeastern Cuba.
With its track nudged closer to our shores, Hurricane Sandy threatens to rough up South Florida with gusts up to 60 mph and bursts of rain, with the worst conditions to arrive Thursday night and continue through Friday.
“It’s not going to hit us head on or anything, but right now the big thing is the wind threat,” said meteorologist Chris Duke of the National Weather Service in Miami.
Expect sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph Thursday, with gusts to 50 mph during the day. Winds are expected to increase to 35 to 40 mph at night and through the day...