Things are beginning to heat up here in central NJ! The wind has definitely picked up. I would gauge it to be 40-50 mph as it’s pounding against the back of my house with rain traveling sideways. We still have a couple of hours to go so it’s going to continue to deteriorate. I hear now that the storm is moving faster and should make landfall about 1 hour south of here at about 6pm. The weather is certainly getting bad.
You can see my video of the current status of the storm from here in Monmouth County at Youtube. It gives you a much better idea of the severity of the storm.