(WLTX) - Hurricane Sandy has formed in the Caribbean, and could pass uncomfortably close to the U.S. East coast.
The storm achieved hurricane status as of the 11 a.m. Thursday advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
Sandy has maximum sustained winds of 80 miles an hour and is on a north-northeastern track.
The consensus path takes the storm over Jamaica, and then Cuba. Right now, it would then move up over the Bahamas, come a few hundred miles off the South Carolina shoreline, and then move east out over the Atlantic.
Forecasters, though, say there's still a lot of uncertainty in the long-term track, so it's still too early to say if there would be a threat to land.
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