Some of the upper Midwest will feel the affects of Hurricane Sandy, the super storm heading onshore in the mid-Atlantic states this morning. The National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood warning for Lake Michigan at Chicago to be in effect from early tomorrow morning through Wednesday afternoon. Cook County's coastline could see waves up to 22-feet high thanks to Hurricane Sandy.
The Riverbend and St. Louis areas should dodge any elements of Sandy, with the exception of gusty winds that could reach our area tomorrow. Meanwhile, air traffic will be the biggest headache for travelers who planned to head east, or vice versa, during the early part of the week. Airlines have cancelled more than 7-thousand flights to places like New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC, and mass transit has been shut down along much of corridor as the storm moves ashore today. Several inches of rain, flooding, and high winds are expected through at least tomorrow as the storm moves inland from Delaware to Ohio.