In researching the history of hurricanes in the Mid-Atlantic region,
I came across a book Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States,
written by Rick Schwartz who has tracked hurricanes over the past 40 years and describes this as "the Big One". He states that "History suggests that this September or October will bring an inland hurricane, a storm that tracks through the interior of the Mid-Atlantic region while retaining hurricane force gusts of 74 mph or greater." Stay safe everyone!