Tropical storm warning dropped as parts of CT still seeing rain | Connecticut News
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Tropical Storm Henri made landfall in the course of the early afternoon hours of Sunday.
Channel 3’s meteorologists stated the storm already reached its plateau by way of wind.
“At this level, wind gusts shouldn’t exceed 50 mph,” stated meteorologist Mark Dixon. “Often 40 mph might be seen all through the state by 4 p.m. The core of heaviest rain will proceed by Tolland and Hartford counties.”
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The 5 p.m. up to date monitor from the Nationwide Hurricane Middle has Henri centered inside 20 miles of Hartford.
“Henri continues to weaken, and now has most sustained winds of 40 mph,” Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest stated.
The tropical storm warning for Connecticut has since expired.
A storm surge warning was in impact for the shoreline, however has expired.
A flood watch is in place statewide.
Winds might nonetheless gust to over 30 mph going into Sunday night, however DePrest stated the danger for extra energy outages is vastly decreased.
“Whereas there’ll nonetheless be some rain, the tropical downpours have moved out of the state for now,” DePrest stated.
All the state can count on a baseline of 1 inch of rain by Sunday evening. Areas close to the core of the system in Litchfield, Hartford, and Tolland Counties will likely be areas anticipated to get nearer to 2 inches of rain. These areas can even get a reprieve within the rain as the attention of the storm crosses.
Landfall occurred round 12:15 p.m. close to Westerly, RI.
Faculties, companies and different organizations introduced closures. See the total checklist here.
As of 5 p.m., Eversource reported 27,713 outages. United Illuminating reported 3.
“Because the circulation related to Henri will transfer slowly, there will likely be extra showers and some thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow,” DePrest stated.
The excessive tide cycles are at roughly midday and midnight. Each occasions are anticipated characteristic a major coastal wind.
“Lastly, throughout [Sunday’s] excessive tide cycles, noon and Sunday evening, a 3 to five foot storm surge is feasible alongside the Connecticut shoreline,” Meteorologist Mark Dixon stated.
Although significantly downgraded by Monday, many forecast fashions present it making a loop over the decrease Hudson Valley earlier than scooting again throughout southern New England.
“Offered this, there will likely be some ongoing flash floods and coastal flooding considerations,” Dixon stated. “Components of the state might see one other soaking of rain, on prime of what falls [Sunday]. So extra flash flooding might happen.”
Widespread gentle rain and remoted thunderstorms are additionally potential on Monday.
Temperatures ought to be within the higher 70s.
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