The GOES-13 satellite captured this image of the massive Hurricane Sandy on October 28 at 12:02 p.m. ET. The line of clouds from the Gulf of Mexico north are associated with the cold front that Sandy is merging with. Sandy's western cloud edge is already over the Mid-Atlantic and northeastern U.S.
NOAA expects the combination of the two weather fronts to bring heavy rainfall and sustained winds to the mid-Atlantic region for a couple of days, causing flooding, downed trees and power outages.
Rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are forecast for portions of the mid-Atlantic states, including the Delmarva Peninsula, with up to 12 inches possible in isolated areas.