***We’re keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Henri, which is now forecast to become a hurricane. New data from National Hurricane Center has a track very close to the New England coast by Sunday and Monday (see below)****
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AT THE BEACH:
THIS WEEKEND: WATCHING HENRI
We’re keeping a close eye on “Henri”. It is still forecast to gradually strengthen to a hurricane over the next few days before turning north and heading close to the southeastern New England coast by Sunday and Monday. Potential landfall on Sunday ranges from eastern Long Island to Cape Cod. While the storm could still pass out to sea, we are seeing more of the computer guidance leaning closer to a southeast Massachusetts landfall. Bottom line…stay tuned for updates.
Henri 11pm WEDNESDAY Position
Below is the latest forecast track. The red line represents the predicted path of the center of the storm. However, it’s important to remember that the “cone” is the range of possible outcomes for where the storm could track. We’re still few days away from the storm’s impacts and the forecast track will likely still see some adjustments. Note the potential track ranges from as far west as Hartford, CT to well out to sea to our east. Latest computer guidance as if 12:10AM Friday continues to point to a potential land falling hurricane by Sunday
LATEST FORECAST TRACK JUST IN FROM HURRICANE CENTER
**Bottom line…Please stay tuned for updates. Now is the time to start thinking about your emergency plan and making preparations, if needed. ***
IMPACTS FROM HENRI
- Dangerous surf
- Rip Currents
- Damaging Winds
- Heavy Rain
- Storm Surge Flooding (Astronomical High Tides this Weekend)
At this point, dangerous surf and strong rip currents are likely this weekend, even if the storm stays offshore. The rough surf could start as early as Saturday and linger into Monday.
If the “closer to the coast” track verifies, then the risk of heavy rain, damaging wind, and some coastal flooding will increase in the Sunday to early Monday time frame.