The two big weather models that track storms came to a consensus Friday that the storm would turn inland somewhere to the east of the Chesapeake Bay and drench at least eight states as it drives across the Great Lakes into Canada. It is expected to turn into a blizzard before it gets there, dropping up to a foot of snow.
I went out and did grocery shopping this morning. I picked up some spaghetti and sauce, mac and cheese, soup and some bananas. I also got some batteries. Picked up some AA but could not find and D batteries at all. I went to the Home Depot and all the D batteries were gone there as well. They were selling generators. They were flying off the shelves. They were also $800 each. There was a sign that said if you returned a generator it had to be unopened with a receipt. The problem with that is for most people to get the generator into their car they had to take it out of the box.
The early tracks of the storm had it hitting along the Maryland/Delaware shore which would have a huge impact in DC. But now the models are showing it moving further up the coast. Landfall is now seen as mid-New Jersey up towards New York City. If that's the case we'll probably get some of the wind and the rain but obviously not as bad.
Even taking that bit of good news into account, I'm still on a quest for D batteries.