(CNN) - This is a time lapse of Hurricane Sandy off the coast of the Carolinas, provided by NASA.
The National Weather Service reports maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. Those could strengthen a little more before a late Monday or early Tuesday landfall.
Because of Sandy's size and the dense population, forecasters expect about 50 million people to feel the storm's effects.
Hundreds of thousands of homes have been evacuated along the East Coast.
For days, government and emergency management officials have been pleading with residents to be prepared, take precautions, and heed storm warnings.
Sandy has already proven deadly, killing at least 67 people in the Caribbean, last week, 51 of those in Haiti.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.