(KCEN) -- While you were sleeping, Tropical Storm Sandy turned into a hurricane and hit the coast of Cuba. It is now expected to hit the eastern coast of the U.S. this weekend.
The hurricane knocked down trees and traffic lights were pushed around by the strong winds.
Cubans who were on the street quickly looked for shelter as the storm approached.
Cuba's national meteorologist said the full force of the storm would hit southeast Cuba.
He said the biggest worry was the storm's rains.
A hurricane warning was in effect in Cuba where forecasters predicted the storm would be a category one hurricane as it came onshore.