NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – For the primary time in 10 years, now we have a hurricane watch up for elements of Lengthy Island.
The final time one was issued in our space? August 2011, for Irene.
What about Sandy, in 2012? Again then, tropical advisories weren’t issued for post-tropical methods, which Sandy was by the point it reached our waters. That has since modified.
As of noon Friday within the Tri-State Space, a hurricane watch is in impact for Suffolk County. A tropical storm watch is in impact for Nassau, in addition to coastal Westchester and coastal Fairfield. Because of this tropical storm or hurricane situations are attainable in these areas inside 48 hours.
There’s nonetheless a lot uncertainty on the precise observe of Henri, which is able to finally decide any impacts.
As well as, a storm surge watch is in impact for a similar areas, plus elements of the Bronx and Queens. Once more, a watch means these situations are attainable, not assured.
Friday afternoon, Henri is presently sustaining tropical storm standing about 345 miles SSE of Cape Hatteras, NC and 745 miles south of Montauk, effectively off the southeast coast. It’s transferring to the NW at 7 mph and is predicted to show extra northerly later Friday, accelerating towards our space Saturday. Any impacts in our space, particularly for Lengthy Island, can be on Sunday into early Monday. That’s the timeframe to maintain a detailed eye on.
So far as the observe, a lot of the mannequin steering trended westward in a single day. Why the shift? The hurricane hunters are actually flying recon missions into Henri, feeding extra knowledge into the fashions. In contrast to a pair days in the past, the prospect of Henri remaining fully offshore now seems to be extraordinarily low. Wherever from Lengthy Island into New England faces the danger of a tropical landfall Sunday into Monday.
New York Metropolis wants to look at intently as any wiggle farther west would imply greater impacts – extra rain and powerful winds – into the town, and even northeastern New Jersey. The following 24 hours or so will convey a a lot better image.
For timing and what you possibly can anticipate, you’ll wish to keep tuned Friday and Saturday as issues develop into clearer. For now, anticipate deteriorating situations mid-morning Sunday that continues via Sunday night for Lengthy Island. That is the place the heaviest rain bands and strongest wind gusts – 60+ mph – are attainable, in addition to the very best danger of energy outages.
Nearer to the town, anticipate some rain and breezy situations. Once more, that is all depending on the precise observe Henri takes. The farther west it goes, the farther west the primary impacts come. If it stays farther east, the largest impacts can be Suffolk County. We will’t go into far more element till we nail that down over the following 24 hours. For everybody, anticipate a really offended ocean!
CBS2 meteorologist/climate producer Matthew DeLucia contributed to this report.
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