If the NHC track pans out, wind gusts inland will be similar to Irene (tropical storm force). Inland some of you will think Sandy isn't so bad. But prepare for several days without power anyway. However...The National Weather Service is expecting 4-6 foot storm surge. Irene was 3.5 - 5 feet. Not good for coastal communities that just finished cleaning up after Irene! A northerly shift in track could mean higher storm surge and hurricane force winds. Keep up to date on the forecast into tomorrow just in case.
The NWS Taunton discussion has all the latest thoughts and it's well written.