Sandy could threaten midstate

Written by Craig Layne, Radio Pennsylvania and The Associated Press | Oct 26, 2012 6:04 AM
Weather, storm

(State College) -- Utility crews and emergency management services are preparing for the possible arrival of Hurricane Sandy in the midstate.

Forecasters say the storm moving up the East Coast could bring dangerous wind and lots of rain.

National Weather Service Meteorologist John LaCorte says things could be even worse if Sandy joins with a storm coming this way from the midwest.

"That will provide the energy, and if Sandy can get up and merge with that storm, that will provide the ingredients for a major storm, perhaps an historic storm," LaCorte says.

LaCorte says the possible combination -- dubbed "frankenstorm" -- could bring snow to parts of western Pennsylvania.

There's also concern of serious flooding across a wide swath of the Mid-Atlantic.

The nasty weather is expected to begin Monday.

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