All tropical storm watches and warnings have been canceled for Florida as Hurricane Sandy makes its way northward.
By late Saturday morning, Sandy was still at hurricane strength with winds of 75 mph (120 kph). However, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami warn that the storm's formal category won't matter much. It will still dump rain and snow along much of the U.S. East Coast, and could push storm surge reaching 8 feet (2.4 meters) into some low-lying areas.
Sandy is a massive storm, with winds of 39 mph (63 kph) or more felt as far as 450 miles (725 kilometers) from Sandy's center.
A tropical storm warning remains in effect for much of the coasts of North and South Carolina. It is currently about 355 miles (570 kilometers) southeast of Charleston, South Carolina.