GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! There's no escape, I can't wait. I need a hit, baby, give me it. You're dangerous—I'm lovin' it. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

Hurricane Sandy bears down on New Jersey with 90 mph winds, and what meteorologists are predicting to be devastating results. Evacuations are underway.

For a terrifying pre-Halloween scare, check out these time-lapse photos of Hurricane Sandy taken from space. HOLY SHIT.

Meanwhile southeast Asia is dealing with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Son-Tinh, which left 30 people dead.

A new CNN poll says that Obama is up by four points over Mittens in Ohio. (But should we be worried about Hurricane Sandy's effects on voting in the northeast?)

Hurricane Sandy disrupts the candidates plans, and both cancel campaigning events. (Check out this photo of Romney, who looks like he's being chased by the cast of The Lord of the Rings.)

In book news, Random House and Penguin are joining together to become the biggest and most anti-trusty publishing firm in the world.

Wanna take a look at Steve Jobs' yacht? (Actually, it's kind of fucking ugly. I would not want that yacht.)

Usher gets a puppy! In fact it's a $12,000 goldendoodle. (Check out this picture, too. He's all like "YESSSSSS!")

Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: It's no Sandy, but expect heavy rains and high temps over the next three days... yes, including Halloween. BOOOOO!

And finally, let's go to staff Twitter meteorologist Lindsay Lohan to update us on what may very well be one of the worst storms to ever hit the U.S. mainland. Lindsay?