The Mid-Atlantic and New England are bracing for the accomplishment of Tropical Storm Henri, which is ramping up to hurricane presumption arsenic it churns successful the Atlantic Ocean.
According to a Saturday greeting update from the National Hurricane Center, Henri is presently located disconnected the Carolina seashore and packing maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. The strategy is moving northward astatine 12 mph and is slated to marque landfall connected Long Island sometime Sunday afternoon. A tempest reaches hurricane presumption erstwhile maximum sustained winds transcend 74 mph.
Coastal states are expected to statesman feeling the effects of Henri arsenic aboriginal arsenic Saturday. The National Hurricane Center reports that "dangerous" tempest surge volition get precocious Saturday night, and Rhode Island could spot hurricane-like conditions up of the storm's authoritative landfall.
The NHC besides says that Long Island, New England, southeast New York and bluish New Jersey could beryllium successful for "considerable" flash and municipality flooding, arsenic good arsenic tiny watercourse and stream flooding passim the weekend.
Across the East Coast, Henri volition origin beaches and water ports to acquisition unsafe swells and important rip tide currents.
Hurricane warnings person been issued connected Long Island and into coastal areas of New England similar Rhode Island and confederate Connecticut. CNN reports that arsenic of Saturday morning, 4 cardinal radical were nether hurricane warnings.
Henri is poised to go the archetypal hurricane to marque landfall successful New England successful 30 years. In 1991, Hurricane Bob made landfall successful the area, wherever the AP says it killed 17 radical and caused $1.5 cardinal successful damage.