Henri Forecast to Bring Hurricane Conditions to Long Island, Southern New England Tomorrow

Written by Dustin Maddox, Meteorologist

Last updated 8/21/2021, 6:03:39 PM

We are closely monitoring Hurricane Henri, set to make landfall tomorrow either along Long Island or Rhode Island. The system is expected to bring with it a dangerous combination of storm surge, hurricane conditions, isolated tornadoes, and flooding rainfall beginning as early as tonight.

As of 5:00pm EDT Saturday evening, Hurricane Henri is located about 240 miles South of Montauk Point, New York with maximum sustained winds of 75mph. Movement is North-Northeast at 18mph and minimum central pressure is 991MB or 29.27 inches. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the South shore of Long Island from Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point, North shore of Long island from Port Jefferson Harbor to Montauk Point, New Haven Connecticut to west of Westport, Massachusetts, and Block Island. A Storm Surge Warning as well as Tropical Storm Warnings and Flash Flood Watches are also in effect for various areas of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Vermont. The center of the system is forecast to come onshore sometime early Sunday afternoon. Maximum storm surge amounts of 3-5 feet are possible near and just east of where the center of the system makes landfall. Hurricane conditions are expected in the warning area beginning late tonight. The system is expected to move quite slowly after making landfall, and average rainfall amounts will be in the 3 to 6 inches range for Southern New England with isolated maximum totals near 10 inches. While the worst of the conditions should be on Sunday, Monday is also looking quite wet and weather conditions for New England and the Northeast will most likely not improve until Tuesday. 

Please join us Sunday afternoon for a Facebook Live Stream of Hurricane Henri. See images below for more information on Henri courtesy of WeatherTAP and the National Hurricane Center.

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