I just got home after a somewhat longer than usual drive from work. The driving rain greatly reduced visibility and I kept my speeds to about 40mph, even on the stretches of highway where 55 to 60mph is the rule. The rain was coming down hard enough that even at stop lights it was like I was driving at highway speed.
It's also pretty much as I thought it would be here at The Manse - heavy winds experienced during the drive home were barely noticeable once I got into the lee of the hill upon which The Manse sits. The treetops are barely swaying compared to what I saw less than a mile from here on the state road.
I'll try to update from time to time as Sandy's rains continue to fall and as power and Internet connectivity allow.