Dangerous Henri

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/20/2021 - 13:05

Hurricane forecasters are warning of excessive rain and flooding in parts of the northern Plains and Mid-Atlantic with thunderstorms. 

After a record-setting start, the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season doesn't show signs of relenting as it enters the peak months ahead.

Tropical Storm Henri keeps spinning in a northwesterly course around 375 miles south, southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., which is likely to become the first hurricane to slam New England in 3 decades. 

New Englanders are told to be bracing for their first direct hit by a hurricane in 30 years began hauling boats out of the water and taking other precautions Friday as Tropical Storm Henri barreled toward the southern New England coast. 

Henri brings dangerous flooding with a NE storm surge. 

Henri is expected to intensify into a hurricane, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

The risk of excessive rainfall is in effect across parts of the Mid-Atlantic through Saturday morning. Tropical Storm Henri is forecast to take a turn toward southern New England today with potential impacts starting as early as Saturday night.

I just spoke with a friend who is aboard a vessel on the Atlantic ocean and suggested he be careful and stay safe out there... And so it goes.

Meanwhile, New York City could see 1st hurricane in years as Henri continues to strengthen.

Henri strengthens into a hurricane on path to Northeast coast
Henri has strengthened into a hurricane Saturday morning over the Atlantic on its way to the Northeast, the National Hurricane Center https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/21/weather/tropical-storm-henri-saturday/index.html

Hurricane Henri barrels toward U.S. East Coast http://reut.rs/3B1p280