Reporting Jeff Berardelli
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hurricane Sandy continues tracking toward the open waters of the Atlantic, but don’t be fooled.
At 2 p.m., Sandy was about 335 miles southeast of Charleston, S.C.
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and was moving northeast at 11 mph.
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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) track calls for Sandy to speed up and continue generally northeast on Sunday, with a turn toward the north by Sunday night or early Monday.
Based on that forecast track, the center of Sandy will move parallel to the Southeast U.S. coast through the weekend. Little change in strength is forecast over the next couple of days.
This storm will need to be watched very closely early next week, as it forecast to turn northwest, toward the Northeast U.S.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from South Santee River, S.C. to Duck, N.C.; for Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds; and for Great Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands.
A Tropical Storm Watch continues from Savannah River to South Santee River, S.C.; and for Bermuda.