Forecasters have been warning that Monday evening would be Sandy's most intense moment in New England.
According to the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service, these predictions have proved accurate.
According to Accuweather forecasters, Hurricane Sandy was poised for a New Jersey landfall around 7 p.m.
The worst of the wind for southern New England will occur early Monday evening, especially along the immediate coastline: then a gradual decrease in wind speeds is expected, according to the National Weather Service.
A high wind warning remained in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday.