Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Storm Henri continues to weaken over southern New England

WSAV Hurricane Central

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Henri is located over southwestern Rhode Island now after making landfall about 12:15 pm. Tropical storm conditions will continue across New England into the new week.

Henri intensified into a category 1 hurricane early Saturday morning though weakened back to tropical storm status Sunday before making landfall in southwestern Rhode Island Sunday.

As of 5 pm Sunday, Henri has 40 mph sustained wind though wind gusts are still as high as 60 mph. Movement is to the west-northwest at 14 mph.

Even as Henri weakens, the impacts for the New England area have not changed. Dangerous and serious flash flooding remain a high threat.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect from New York City, Long Island, and Connecticut.

The strongest winds will continue to be felt along the New England Coast with storm surge as high as 2-4 feet. The remnants of Fred tracked through the area last week bringing flooding rain. Mainly river gages are sitting right above or right at flood stage. Additional rain will cause dangerous flash flooding and river flooding.

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