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A very large and dangerous Hurricane Sandy continues to move parallel to the East Coast, with a turn to the northwest expected tonight and early Monday. Sandy is expected to make landfall along the central N.J. coast Monday evening.
In central Virginia, residents can expect rain and wind throughout Monday, with the intensity picking up Monday evening into Tuesday morning.
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Update from National Weather Service for Louisa County and surrounding areas:
Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 52. Breezy, with a northwest wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Rain before 5am, then rain, possibly mixed with sleet. The rain could be heavy at times. Steady temperature around 45. Windy, with a west wind 26 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Rain showers, possibly mixed with sleet, becoming all rain after 8am. High near 48. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 10 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.