Henri officially made landfall at 12:15 PM Monday in Westerly as a tropical storm with winds of 60 mph after moving over Block Island in the morning.
This is the second tropical storm to make landfall in Westerly this summer as Elsa also made landfall over Watch Hill back in July.
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The storm is expected to move across Connecticut and into New York early Monday. We’ll continue to see some gusty winds and a few additional showers in our area. Henri has weakened to a tropical depression.
11PM NHC UPDATE ON HENRI FORECAST TRACK
Henri is forecast to slow to a crawl over western New England early Monday. Additional heavy rain and flooding is expected over CT, NY and western MA. What’s left of Henri is expected to head eastward again late Monday into Tuesday, bringing us another chance of showers and t’storms.
HENRI ON MONDAY
Additional round of showers and gusty winds will continue into early Monday; although the heaviest rain remains to our west. Additional showers and some t’storms are possible Monday, especially in the afternoon.
Tropical Storm Warnings have been discontinued for our area.
Storm Surge Warnings are no longer in effect for our area.
Aside from minor coastal flooding we also have a Flood Watch for all of RI and CT due to the potential for heavy rain showers leading to localized street and poor drainage flooding along with the threat of stream and river flooding. The heaviest rain will be to the west of the center of the storm, with CT expected to see the highest totals, potentially 3-6″ of rain, with lower amounts further east.
IMPACTS FROM HENRI
Peak wind gusts with Henri have been between 45-70 mph, with the highest gusts and the bulk of the outages and wind damage at the coast.
While the chance is low, it’s possible there could be a quick spin-up of a tornado or waterspout.
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ADDITIONAL RAIN: The heaviest rain will continue to be along and just west of the center of Henri. An additional 2-5″ of rain is possible across parts of MA, CT and NY. In Rhode Island, an additional few tenths of an inch of rain expected.
Rainfall amounts generally ranged between 0.5″ to 3″ across Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts
-Meteorologists T.J. Del Santo and Tony Petrarca