While just a strong tropical storm now, Henri is forecast to become a formidable hurricane and strike New York, prompting Hurricane Warnings there. Because of how wide the storm is, Tropical Storm Watches have no expanded west to include all of New York City and much of the Jersey Shore. Landfall is expected to happen Sunday afternoon, although impacts will begin to be felt in the region as early as the PM hours on Saturday.
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the south shore of Long Island from Mastic Beach to Montauk Point, the north shore of Long Island from Oyster Bay to Montauk Point, from Greenwich, Connecticut to Chatham, Massachusetts, including Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Block Island. A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening conditions. The National Hurricane Center warns: “This is a life-threatening situation. Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other dangerous conditions. Promptly follow evacuation and other instructions from local officials.”
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the south shore of Long Island from Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point, for the north shore of Long Island from Port Jefferson Harbor to Montauk Point, and from New Haven, Connecticut, to west of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from west of Port Jefferson Harbor to west of New Haven, Connecticut, and for the south shore of Long Island from west of Fire Island Inlet to East Rockaway Inlet. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch in effect from Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey, to west of East Rockaway Inlet, New York, including New York City. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for the South shore of Long Island from west of Mastic Beach to East
Rockaway Inlet, the North shore of Long Island from west of Oyster Bay to Flushing, from Flushing, New York to west of Greenwich, Connecticut, and for Cape Cod Bay and the area north of Chatham Massachusetts to Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts. A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours.