Weather Now: Scattered Downpours Thursday; Tracking Henri In Atlantic

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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 trended a track closer to the New England coast by Sunday and Monday (see below)

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The remnants of once Tropical Storm Fred will move into our area on Thursday, bringing scattered showers, with embedded downpours and isolated thunderstorms, especially Thursday morning and early afternoon.

The day will also include some dry times, with mostly cloudy skies between the scattered showers. In addition to the risk of rain, south-southeast wind gusts to 25-30 mph are possible along the coast.

The heaviest rain and flash flood risk looks to be highest well north and west of our area–in New York State and northern New England. Rainfall totals here will range from 1/2″ to 1″ with some localized downpours at times

We end the work week with a warm and humid Friday along with partly sunny skies… Highs will climb to the mid 80s.

THIS WEEKEND: WATCHING HENRI

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 trended a track closer to the New England coast by Sunday and Monday

Henri 11PM WEDNESDAY Position

Latest forecast from National Hurricane Center has shifted the forecast track closer to New England coast by Sunday into Monday. The red line represents the predicted path of the center of the storm. Meanwhile the “gray cone area” is the range of possibilities of where the storm could track. Note the margin ranges from a track far west as Hartford CT to well out to sea to our east.

**Bottom line…stay tuned for updates, as shift in storm track predictions will be adjusted in the next few days***

LATEST FORECAST TRACK FROM NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

At this point dangerous surf and strong rip currents are likely this weekend, even if the storm stays offshore. If the “closer to the coast” track verifies, then the risks of heavy rain, damaging wind and some coastal flooding will increase in the Sunday to Monday time frame.

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