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Tropical Storm Sandy expected to veer away from east coast

Sandy is projected to turn away from the east coast. Sandy is projected to turn away from the east coast.
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Tropical Storm Sandy continues its path towards Jamaica on Tuesday, and a warning has been issued on the island.

Sandy is currently about 325 miles south-southwest of the southern Jamaica coast. She is moving north-northeast at about 3 miles per hour, and she's packing maximum wind speeds of 45 miles per hour.

There is good news for the Lowcountry and the rest of the east coast, as the storm's projected track shows it turning towards the right and deeper into the Atlantic Ocean after passing over the Bahamas this weekend.

Live 5 Meteorologist Chad Watson says Sandy should bring some strong breezes, big surf, and a little erosion to the South Carolina coast, but that will likely be the extent of the impact.

Follow Sandy with the models at our Hurricane Center.

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