BOSTON (CBS) – Henry made landfall near Westerly on Rhode Island around 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Prior to this year, we had no landslide tropical storm in 15 years (2006 in Nantucket, Berlin). Let’s hope this is the last of the landslides this year.
Wind Top favorite At 78 mph at Point Judith, Rhode Island and 68 mph on Newport and Black Island. Maximum winds in Massachusetts are 55 miles in Falmouth, 54 miles in Westport and many between 45 and 55 miles.
In western New England and eastern New York, it will rain heavily from here on the left side of Henry’s path. When all is said and done, parts of the area will receive 5 to 10 inches of rain.
In fact, with some heights in New York State, there is no question that localized rainfall could rise one foot in total! Needless to say there will be some major flooding issues in eastern New York. West Connecticut and western Massachusetts should escape the worst rains and floods, but this should be closely monitored (depending on how far west Henry Center moves inland).
We are not completely out of the woods in central and eastern Massachusetts because Henry’s remains will be swept away on Monday afternoon and evening.
Worcester County It will rain from midnight until midnight. In eastern Massachusetts, this will take some time. The chance window for rain will be from 6pm to midnight. We can’t rule out a severe storm or two, maybe even a whirlwind. As seen with Fred’s remnants last week, it’s always a concern that a tropical system or its remnants are moving.
We left Henry on Tuesday, but we had very tropical air pressure. Temperatures will approach 90 degrees on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This is another regular summer week in Boston 2021.
Currently, Boston sits on the sixth humid summer (17.78 inches), the real shot that ranks second on that list (a few more inches).
If it hadn’t rained, the weather story would have been hot. This is the hottest summer currently recorded in Boston! The average temperature of 74.5 degrees is 0.4 degrees warmer than the summers of 1983 and 1949 (attached to the second place on the list). Probably not a great summer for anyone interested in outdoor activities.
Again, we hope we have seen the last tropical activity in New England this year. We have not had a landslide since Bob 1991 and we will keep it that way.
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